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SPARC's 4 Week Family Challenge

December 06, 2021

SPARC Red Deer and SPARC Sylvan Lake partnered together and just completed a 4 week Family Challenge, where 111 families received weekly challenges to complete.

The SPARC Family Challenge offered four weeks of simple, free, family- friendly challenges, to complete at home or in our community, to help kids grow up great!

By participating in the SPARC Family Challenge, families created strong positive connections within their family. The purpose is to educate families about the 40 Developmental Assets, which are research-proven life experiences or building blocks which all children need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Research shows that the higher number of these assets a young person has, the more likely they are to thrive and to engage in positive behaviours, and avoid risky behaviours. Through every day, achievable activities, we can build assets in our kids and help them thrive! Learn more at