About us

Our free Spark101 videos—co-developed by educators, employers, and our experts—engage students in authentic STEM problem solving.

Spark101 fills the communication gap between students and employers around the world.


Students learn how real challenges are addressed in business, government, nonprofits, and academic institutions. Professionals from our employer partners guide them to develop solutions and understand the careers

The videos meet national and state educational standards and use a format proven to be effective in schools. An independent evaluation has pointed to a significant impact on student STEM engagement.

Spark 101 initiatives

STEM skill videos

A unique open educational resource (OER) that teachers can easily integrate with course objectives and on-the=job tasks, inspiring students to connect their learning to career choices.

Career snapshots

Short videos that profile a broad career field and a range of on-the-job examples from multiple employers in that field.

Live challenges

Provide hands-on coaching and mentoring as an alternative to traditional presentations and internships; offered in 4-and 20-hour formats.


Spark 101 is a program of the 114th Partnership, a national non-profit organization that ensures productive partnerships between educators and employers that connect classwork to professional pathways so that all students graduate from school prepared for college and career