Partnering with Spark | American Lung Association

Partnering with Spark

As a partner, schools receive support, information and resources from Spark about tobacco-free campus best practices and other tobacco products (OTPs).  In addition, schools can:

  • Collaborate and network with other campuses.
  • Participate in networking conference calls, webinars, and events.
  • Engage students to become an advocate and help to educate their peers.
  • Help students gain practical experience working on tobacco prevention.
  • Access Spark resources including sample policies, templates, giveaways, and more.


Spark Partner Colleges & Universities:

  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Carroll University
  • Carthage College
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Madison College
  • Marquette University
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • St. Norbert College*
  • University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire*
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse*
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee*
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh*
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville*
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls*
  • University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater*
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Ashland*
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Rice Lake
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior*
*Receiving Spark Mini-Grant in 2016-2017 academic year

Spark Mini-Grants

Spark mini-grants are periodically available to assist campuses in tobacco-free campus initiatives, including work towards a tobacco-free campus policy or to maintain a policy already in place. Schools are not required to have a mini-grant to be a Spark partner and receive the benefits above. 

Mini-grant purpose:

  • Work to establish a campus tobacco-free policy / Educate about a previously implemented tobacco-free campus policy 
  • Educate the campus community about other tobacco products (OTP) and how they are marketed
  • Raise awareness of Spark

Who can apply for this grant?

  • Any college campus in Wisconsin that wishes to mobilize staff and students to promote a tobacco-free campus environment

Watch for mini-grant announcements in spring 2017.

To learn more about mini-grants and/or partnering with Spark:

Contact Spark:
Nicholas Surita
Coordinator, Tobacco Control & Lung Health | (262) 703-4836


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