Seven years ago, my wife, Lori Peters and I started an experiment. We wondered if it would be possible to create an educational environment where the kids come first, where we could jettison the bureaucracy and red tape, and focus on what works. Could we find some way to keep the costs low and still pay the bills. It turns out we could, with a lot of help from you.

Dr Steve Yoshinaga, teaching chemistry at One Spark Acadmey

We started One Spark Academy that first year with seven students and four teachers. This year we have 58 students, and more than 10 teachers, and staff members. It’s our biggest year ever. We are getting so big that we need start thinking about a new building sometime in the not too distant future. In short, things are going really well. But we still need your help.

Geist Interactive continues to donate back office services and financing to One Spark, and each year we reach out to the FileMaker community and to our customers to ask them to consider donating to a worthy cause. If education is important to you, please consider giving to our end of year campaign.  Your donation is tax deductible. Every little bit helps.

Thank you

Todd Geist
CEO, Geist Interactive
President, One Spark Academy.

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Lori Peters, Founder, and Executive Director, with three students from our Mapping the World by Heart class.

As many of you know, my wife and I founded a non profit learning center a few years back called One Spark Academy.  I wanted to update our friends, followers and supporters on the progress we have made in the 4 years since we got started, and to ask those of you have not already donated to our year-end campaign if you would consider doing so.  We are so close to our goal of raising $10,000, and you could be the one to put us over the top.

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I need your help.

As some of you may know, Geist Interactive has been very involved in the founding and support of One Spark Academy, a non-profit learning center for middle aged school kids here in Thousand Oaks CA. When my wife, Lori Peters, and I founded One Spark in the fall of 2011, we had just seven students and the strong belief that education is a human process, not an industrial one.  Now two and half years later, we are getting ready to celebrate the closing of the 2013 fall session. Since our opening, more than 75 kids have had the chance to learn with our small, holistic, human approach to education.

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