Inspire U.S. is no longer accepting Inspired Leader applications. Unfortunately, Inspire U.S. has ceased operations as of July 16, 2019.
IUS is not abandoning the mission of youth voter engagement, but due to lack of financial support, it has closed the Inspire program including our grassroots efforts in high schools.
Even though Inspire U.S. will no longer be in operation, you can still be a leader in your community and continue your efforts to engage your peers civically and register them to vote. Here are some other national groups in the youth civic engagement space you might want to check out:
- National Voter Registration Day: Sept 24, 2019 - NVRD provides training and materials for voter registration drives when you sign up on their website to host a drive.
- TurboVote: Online voter registration platform! They are a really good resource and will send nonpartisan election reminders.
- Youth Service America: Service-oriented project ideas and support - they have Voter Registration projects!
- League of Women Voters: a national organization has a training manual for High School Voter Registration here.
- DoSomething.org: Online platform of resources and guides to do something good and to take action on issues you care about on the ground, like registering to vote.
- Rock the Vote: Democracy Class Curriculum available for Sept 2019. Online voter registration platform and text reminders.
- When We All Vote: Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan initiative to ensure every person has a voice in upcoming elections.
- Vote.org Election reminders and resources for voters
- iCivics: Provides games and curriculum for civics classes
Inspire U.S. Team