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The Arc Jacksonville’s Young Professional’s Group

Sparc, The Arc Jacksonville Young Professionals Group, offers regular volunteer and networking opportunities, providing a way for you to connect with the individuals The Arc Jacksonville serves. Join with other young professionals to support The Arc Jacksonville in helping people with differences in Northeast Florida take their next step to achieve their full potential.

Welcome to Sparc

A special welcome message from Randy!

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Car Parade

Friday, December 18, 2020 | 5:15pm
The Arc Jacksonville Village
3675 Kirbo Way, 32224

Bring your holiday cheer for a holiday car parade and celebration at The Arc Jacksonville Village!

Decorate your car and join us as we drive around The Village to treat the residents! Donations of a dessert for Village residents are welcome.

We will meet at the parking lot next to The Village to decorate cars and then do three loops through the community.

RSVP by December 16, 2020 to

Thinking of You Cards

Our participants can’t wait to hear from you!

The quarantine and stay-at-home orders have been tough for all of us, but for many individuals with intellectual and developmental differences, this time is especially hard and isolating. Programs like the ones we offer, are the only time that many of these individuals interact with others. A card from you would mean the world.

Each month we send 260 activity packets to our day program individuals and would love to include your “thinking of you” cards to brighten their day. These cards will be included in each month’s activity packets. These cards can be handmade, store-bought, designed online and printed – wherever your creativity takes you! No matter what you do, your card will be appreciated more than you know!

We know it can be hard to know what to write in a card – messages can be as simple as:

  • I hope you’re staying safe
  • Thinking of you and wishing you well

Cards are needed each month

Cards can be mailed to or dropped off at:
1050 North Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Feel free to post your cards in the Facebook Event Page or Sparc Group.

Young Professionals Council

The Arc Jacksonville’s Young Professionals Group is led by a team of dedicated volunteers who provide leadership, plan events and serve as advocates throughout the year.

Council Members

Victoria Wirtz, Florida Backyard
Justin Witt, Formativ Health

Charlie Dunne, Cause Inspired Media
Joseph Goff, TIAA Bank
Jonathan Hart, North Florida Financial Corporation
Randy Kersh, Self-Advocate
Kelly Kristoff, PGA TOUR

For more information on The Arc Jacksonville’s Young Professionals, contact Sara McMillan at or 904.355.0155 or complete the form below.

Shelby an Justin at Arc table

I am interested in getting involved with the Young Professionals group. Please contact me.

Young Professionals Group Gallery