Inspired Stories

Inspire U.S. Success Stories from Across the Country

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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Who ya gonna call? Young Voters!

Inspire Fellow Robin Peterson recently helped at a campaign and realized young people weren't on her call list. 

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Insights from an Inspired Leader

Jay Falk organized voter registration events at T.C. Williams in Virginia and helped her school earn the VA Commissioner's Award. Before Jay left for UPenn, she shared some insights on Voter Registration in High Schools. 



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Inspired Fellow Encourages Peers to Vote

Peyton Jernigan, Yorktown High School, shadowed an Inspire U.S. staff member in Virginia for her senior experience. Read what she learned as an Inspired Fellow.

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Meet Sophie Cardin: Inspired Leader

Inspire Colorado Leader, Sophie Cardin, a recent high school graduate and receiver of the coveted Boettcher Scholarship, recently answered a few questions about her involvement with Inspire.

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Inspired Leader, Lila Jordan organizes youth forum

Lila Jordan, Inspire Leader from Colorado, chose to organize a youth forum for her senior project. Read her results here.

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Are you prepared to vote?

Former Inspired Leader, Rachel Dorsey, shares how she has prepared to vote in the West Virginia Primary Election and why it's important for young people in West Virginia to turn out to the polls. Watch the video here.