The Cypress Initiative is a non-profit organization that supports adults working with teens to transform the teen learning experience. Their program, SPARK supports the following values: “We believe no-one is broken, We believe we are all in it together, We believe in honoring diversity and inclusion, We believe in seeing the potential in everyone, We believe in respect and compassion, We believe possibilities are infinite, We believe in transparency and communication, We believe Love Wins” Don’t miss this opportunity to explore education from a whole new lens – Bring the SPARK back to the kids you work with!
Guest Bio: Ashley Hunt is The Cypress Initiative’s Director of Program Development, Youth Mentor and Co-Creator of the S.P.A.R.K. Mentoring curricula (Speaking to the Potential, Ability and Resilience inside Kids). After seeing her personal relationships transform through an understanding of the mind in 2015, she left her 11-year corporate career in insurance to pursue her passion for educating youth. She now works as an integral part of the development, coordination and implementation of S.P.A.R.K. curriculum and training events in our own community and around the world. Ashley brings an understanding of the mind to life with her natural ability to connect with the youth she mentors. Ashley lives in Tampa, FL with her husband and two children.