Inspired Stories

Inspire U.S. Success Stories from Across the Country

Alum Spotlight - Angelo Cocchiaro

Angelo Cocchiaro was a 2017-18 Inspired Leader. He now attends American University in Washington, D.C. and has discovered what it means to be a civically engaged citizen. Read more about Angelo here.

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Heather Foglia - School Champion

Heather Foglia is a teacher at Sierra Vista high school in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is one of the reasons why 667 students at Sierra Vista have become registered, engaged voters. Hopefully lifelong voters. 

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School Champion encourages students to vote

Inspire U.S. school champion, Rachel Zane, shares her thoughts about the importance of engaging eligible high school voters through peer-to-peer interactions.  Read more from our interview with Rachel Zane.

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5 Million Young People turn 18 this Year

Before the 2018 general election, Inspire had grown its database to more than 60,000 young registered voters. This school year (2018-19), our goal is to grow that number to 100,000 and then to grow it again to exceed 200,000 by the time of the 2020 election! Your support and partnership will make this possible.

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Inspire Manager writes Children's Book

Hilary Kinney wrote Penelope's Petition to teach children about political apathy, teamwork and the power of their own voices. Read a recent interview here.

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Our 2019 Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can be silly at times, but fun, too!  Inspire U.S. has come a long way since we were founded in 2014 and we decided it was time to make our commitments for the new year public.  So here goes...

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Spotlight on Inspire U.S.

We hope you are enjoying time with family and friends this holiday season. Our December newsletter highlights Inspired Leaders in West Virginia and gives you a reason to Smile.

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Bridging the Divide

Inspire Leader, Claire Harmon, a senior at Marshall Co. High School in Kentucky, is a Fellow with the 22x20 which is a campaign to engage the youth to have a voice in the democratic process. 

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Reflections on the Election

The 2018 General Election has come and gone. While we are waiting to hear the numbers for voting rates, we wanted to take a minute to reflect and celebrate the success of our efforts here at Inspire U.S.

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Mountaineers Vote

Inspire WV Alumni, Georgia Beatty, now a student at WVU, wrote about her journey to voting and civic engagement. She continues to encourage her peers to vote. 

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