ph: 816.235.2870
fx: 816.235.5681
SPARK/UMKC 5100 Rockhill Road
301 East 51st Street, Suite 101.
Relay Missouri:
800 735-2966 (TT) or
800 735-2466 (voice)

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

The SPARK 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.

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. 

The SPARK office is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Contact Information:  816-235-2870 or e-mail:

Join SPARK or renew your SPARK membership now. 

Annual membership is from January thru December.  The fee is $40.

2014 Classes
(Humanities Classes $30 each.  Computer Classes $38 each.)


Registration Form - Classes

Spring 2014 Classes begin on Monday March 24, 2014.

Summer 2014 Classes begin June 2, 2014


Spring Fling March 12, 2014           Bishop Spencer Place

Membership Renewal for 2014 is due January 2014

Board Meetings for 2013

The SPARK board of directors meets every other month ,beginning in  February. 

 The first board meeting of 2013 is on Friday, March 1, 2013. (Weather Permitting.)

The meetings are held in room 102 of the SPARK office.

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