News 4 Schools: District teams up with business leaders for real world knowledge

The Spark Program teams up Parkway students with entrepreneurs. Credit: KMOV

The Parkway School District is teaming with local business leaders to help high school students gain real world knowledge.

The effort is known as the Spark Program, an authentic off-site workspace inside a store in Chesterfield Mall. High school students from all over the district can engage with entrepreneurs and try to create a successful business.

One student has an idea that can help people with medical conditions get up in bed. Liza Tarakanova’s idea is for a motorized mattress overlay.

She said she got the idea after wanting to help her mentor, whose son has to be proposed up in bed 3-4 times a night because he has Cystic Fibrosis.

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