Inspired Stories

Inspire U.S. Success Stories from Across the Country

Let your voice be heard

After the Parkland shooting and a recent threat at his high school in San Diego, Sam Statler, a Freshman at Rancho Bernardo High School, was inspired to write this poem to encourage students to vote.

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Why Inspire U.S.?

Chelsea Bisi, a senior at Derry Area High School in Pennsylvania, writes about the power of the youth vote and how she is preparing to register her peers to vote.  

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Virginia Students Take Action

Inspired Leader, Jay Falk, led a voter registration drive for students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. In the wake of the recent school shootings, she was inspired to take action for students to have their voice heard.  Click here to watch the report.

Inspire U.S. Teacher Champion encourages students to vote

Meet Inspire U.S. teacher champion, Josh Benson, from Peak to Peak Charter School in Colorado.  This school has earned the Eliza Pickrell Routt Award for registering to vote 85% of the senior class for 2 years in a row. Mr. Benson took some time to talk to us about teaching and preparing students to be civically engaged.

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Colorado Student leads school to earn Secretary of State Award

Inspired Leader, Robin Peterson, led her school in registering to vote 85% the senior class at Peak to Peak High School to earn the Eliza Pickrell Routt Award for 2 years in a row. Robin answers our questions about her involvement with Inspire U.S.

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An Inspiring Year in Review

2017 was an exciting year for Inspire U.S.  Hannah Mixdorf, Inspire U.S. National Program Manager, reflects on our successes and shares our plans for 2018.

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Tips to Succeed in Registering Young Voters

Inspired Leader, Scarlett Kiaras-Attari, organized a voter registration drive at her high school, Sacred Heart Academy. Over 60% of their seniors registered to vote. Read how Scarlett managed her success.

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Registering to vote in the digital world

Ryan Drysdale, Regional Program Coordinator for Inspire U.S., describes his experience in having high school students register to vote online.

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James River students meet state candidates

Inspired Leader, McClain Moran from James River High School, organized a candidate forum for students and the community to learn about the candidates running for the House of Delegates. Read her interview.

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Registering to vote senior class was a Wild Ride

Jahnavi Rao, a senior at Conestoga High School in Pennsylvania, describes how she and her fellow Inspired Leaders worked hard to reach their goal of registering to vote 85% of their senior class. 

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