Inspired Stories

Inspire U.S. Success Stories from Across the Country

Inspire U.S. Teacher Champion encourages students to vote

Meet Inspire U.S. teacher champion, Josh Benson, from Peak to Peak Charter School in Colorado.  This school has earned the Eliza Pickrell Routt Award for registering to vote 85% of the senior class for 2 years in a row. Mr. Benson took some time to talk to us about teaching and preparing students to be civically engaged.

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Colorado Student leads school to earn Secretary of State Award

Inspired Leader, Robin Peterson, led her school in registering to vote 85% the senior class at Peak to Peak High School to earn the Eliza Pickrell Routt Award for 2 years in a row. Robin answers our questions about her involvement with Inspire U.S.

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An Inspiring Year in Review

2017 was an exciting year for Inspire U.S.  Hannah Mixdorf, Inspire U.S. National Program Manager, reflects on our successes and shares our plans for 2018.

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Tips to Succeed in Registering Young Voters

Inspired Leader, Scarlett Kiaras-Attari, organized a voter registration drive at her high school, Sacred Heart Academy. Over 60% of their seniors registered to vote. Read how Scarlett managed her success.

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Registering to vote in the digital world

Ryan Drysdale, Regional Program Coordinator for Inspire U.S., describes his experience in having high school students register to vote online.

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James River students meet state candidates

Inspired Leader, McClain Moran from James River High School, organized a candidate forum for students and the community to learn about the candidates running for the House of Delegates. Read her interview.

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Registering to vote senior class was a Wild Ride

Jahnavi Rao, a senior at Conestoga High School in Pennsylvania, describes how she and her fellow Inspired Leaders worked hard to reach their goal of registering to vote 85% of their senior class. 

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Get Ready for NVRD 2017

Schools are back in session and we are gearing up for National Voter Registration Day on September 26. Is your school going to participate?

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Getting the Job Done

The 2017-18 Inspired Year has officially started. Click here to read about some successes from the 2016-17 Inspired Year.

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Does media alienate young voters?

Inspire Alumni,  Samuel Dubke describes why young people may tune out politics in an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal

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