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Welcome to the SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge)!

SPARK is an Elderhostel Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) and a member of the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN.)

SPARK partners with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC.) This allows SPARK to have an LLI in a collegiate environment supported by the intellectual and cultural resources of the university.

Our Philosophy

SPARK’s philosophy is to provide, at modest cost, learning and fun social experiences for participants. There are no prerequisites, tests or grades for classes. Instructors are members or volunteers who have a strong interest in a particular topic.

Our Mission

The Mission of this organization is, “to promote, through shared learning and peer leadership, expanded intellectual, cultural and social horizons of persons 55 years of age and older.”