SPARK Annual Membership


Membership is REQUIRED to enroll in our classes and activities.

Membership dues are $40.00.  Annual membership renewal is in January.

Membership dues for Summer and Fall Quarters only are $20.

All members will be mailed a hard copy of the SPARK Quarterly Course catalogs through the US Postal service as well as receive emails regarding upcoming events.

SPARK stands for Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge.  We are a lifelong learning organization for active retirees.  SPARK has been offering classes and other activities in the Kansas City area since 1993. We are a non-profit organization with over 200 members and an affiliate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Our Mission

 SPARK’s mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities, through intellectually stimulating, cultural and social experiences which enhance the quality of life for SPARK members.

Who Are We?

We are “Happy Wonderers” – interesting, curious, educated persons with a passion for continued learning, meeting new people, sharing time and experiences and pursuing an active, stimulating life.  SPARK is a volunteer organization that relies on the participation of members to promote and achieve its mission.

Classes are held four quarters per year for two to six weeks, and last two to three hours per week in person or 60 to 90 minutes over video.  There are no tests or exams.  SPARK also offers several social activities throughout the year.




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