Sumer Hughs is an Inspired Leader and recently graduated from Hannan High School, West Virginia. She is also a Fellow with the 22x20 campaign. Learn more about Sumer and her passion for voting.Read more
Jay helped register more than 700 of her peers to vote while in high school. Now she's working with a high school in Philadelphia while attending UPenn. Read more about Jay here.Read more
2019 is definitely an "on" year! Since January 1, 2019 more than 13,300 high school students have pledged to make their voices heard in elections around the country. Inspire U.S. now has a total of 77,600 young people in our movement!
We also celebrated successes this month. Shadow Ridge High School received the Helen J. Stewart Award from the NV Secretary of State for registering more than 65% of eligible seniors to vote - 580 students! In attendance were Councilwoman Michele Flore, a representative from the office of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske, who presented the award to the Inspire student leaders and school.
In collaboration with Michelle Obama's initiative When We All Vote, Shadow Ridge High School students celebrate their award for registering 65% of their senior class to vote.
|Inspire is busy recruiting the next cohort of 2019-20 Inspired Leaders. Our goal is to recruit 2-4 Inspired Leaders per high school. These accepted student leaders will attend Leadership Summits in their region where they will learn about election laws, engage in civil discourse, discover their leadership strengths and have fun with each other. Each Summit will cost roughly $2,000 to host.|
In that last month Inspired Leaders have registered and pledged 3,000+ more young people to vote, that's a total of 68,344 young voters in our movement!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more