Inspired Leader chosen as Extraordinary Teen

Posted June 19, 2017: Tamara Lytle,

Julia Phaltankar helped to get 85 percent of her class registered to vote.  Read more about this extraordinary teen.

Voting and vocation at Arrupe Jesuit High School

Posted November 14, 2017: Lynn Bartels on

For the second year in a row, Arrupe Jesuit High School earned the Eliza Pickrell Routt award for registering to vote at least 85% of their senior class.  Read more here 

Inspire WV Challenges Schools to Register Seniors

Posted November 8, 2017: LocalDVM.Com

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DSST Green Valley Ranch Receives Award

Published October 16, 2017: Lynn Bartels on

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Inspired Leader Bethany Winters Radio Interview

Aired March 3, 2017: Gary Bowden Show, WAJR News Network

Inspire West Virginia Leader Bethany Winters, who was recently a Honorary Secretary of State, talks about Inspire and why it's important for the youth vote and be engaged in their community.  Listen here.

Inspire Nevada courts would-be young voters

Published March 24, 2017: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Inspire Nevada is out to ensure youths’ voices are heard in politics. It’s recruiting leaders on high school campuses to speak to seniors and register them to vote. Read the article here.


Inspire WV Leaders Recognized by the Secretary of State

Published February 28, 2017: West VirginiaRecord

The West Virginia Secretary of State is hosting high school students, who have registered 100 percent of their eligible voters, to be Honorary Secretary of State for a day. Read the article here.

Inspired Alumni Selected for the U.S. Senate Youth Program

Published February 5, 2017:

Inspire West Virginia Alumni Antonella Blanco was one of 100 students nationwide selected for the senate youth program. Read more...

Inspire Nevada Leaders Host Elected Official Panel

Published January 9, 2017: Nonprofit News.Vegas

Las Vegas, NV – High school student leaders across the Las Vegas Valley are ready for action.  They have been registering their peers to vote and asking about the issues that matter most to them. Read more


Incentivizing Civic Learning and Engagement

Published November 9, 2016: Jan Brennan, Education Commission of the States

A vibrant democracy depends on the informed and active participation of citizens. A dedicated group of Colorado high school students did their part for democracy by conducting voter registration efforts at their schools this year.  Read more