Inspire U.S. makes headlines for its work to engage young voters in our democracy. Check out these stories about our students who are registering their peers to vote.

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Inspire Students: High School Students Discuss the Importance of Voting & Civic Engagement, The Engaged Citizen Podcast, Sept 5, 2018.

Inspire U.S. National Program Managers are Nominated for the 2018 Civvys

New York Times Article: Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register Vote, May 20, 2018

Inspire U.S Listed as Top 5 Orgs to Register Youth Voters: Who Says Youth Don’t Vote? These 5 Organizations Are Busting That Myth, July 10, 2018

Incentivizing Civic Learning and Engagement, Nov 2016



Actresses Natalie Portman, America Ferrera urge Mesa students to vote, Oct 24, 2018

Celebrities encourage Mesa students to vote, Oct 24, 2018

Actresses appear at East Valley high school to encourage students to vote, Oct 24, 2018

Mesa Mayor's award for high school voter registration, Sept 25, 2018

Teen organizers of March For Our Lives Phoenix: 'We are not done', March 23, 2018

Inspire Arizona boosts youth voter registration, March 9, 2016

Drives Across Arizona Highlight National Voter Registration Day, Sept 22, 2015



Rancho Bernardo High students are encouraging their peers to register and vote, January 31, 2018



Seven Colorado High Schools Win Eliza Pickrell Routt Award, June 13, 2019

We asked a bunch of students why they think it’s so important to vote. Sept 25, 2018

How One Teen Got Involved With Voter Registration, Sept 25, 2018

Nonprofit Visits Schools To Encourage Students To Register To Vote, Sept 25, 2018

Virginia encourages teens to register to vote, Sept 25, 2018

Three Denver-area high schools receive voter registration award, April 24, 2018

Inspire Colorado's work with high school students inspires donors, March 1, 2018

Broomfield teen organizes local school walkout, Feb 26, 2018

Voting and vocation at Denver’s Arrupe Jesuit High School, Nov 14, 2017

DSST Green Valley Ranch receives recognition for voter registration, October 16, 2017

Civic involvement starts years before voting, Nov 19, 2016

Teenagers sound off on presidential election, Sept 29, 2016

33K Colorado Teens Are 'Pre-Registered' To Vote, Sept 26, 2016

Colorado Secretary of State honors two high schools for voter registration efforts, Sept 21, 2016

Eaglecrest student works to get out the vote, May 2, 2016

Civic engagement, not another exam, March 28, 2016

Senate candidates make case at youth forum, March 14, 2016

Inspire Colorado Aims To Get Kids Into Politics, March 11, 2016



Engaging Young Voters with Claire Harmon, July 2019

Georgia Davis Powers Award Presented to Boyle CO. High School, May 9, 2019

Lexington High School Honored for Voter Registration, May 31, 2018

Manual AM: Inspire Kentucky, Oct 2016



Meet the students and teacher who registered their senior class to vote, May 13, 2019

Inspire U.S.; The Power of the Youth, May 30, 2018

Inspire Nevada Leaders Host Elected Official Panel, January 27, 2017

Inspire Nevada courts would-be young voters, March 24, 2017

Inspire Nevada Leaders Host Elected Official Panel, Jan 27, 2017

Incentivizing Civic Learning and Engagement, Nov 17, 2016

Youth in Politics: On the Ground in the Silver State and Palmetto State, Feb 24, 2016



Back-to-back: C-M registers second Silver Award, June 25, 2019

5 Haverford School District Students Earn Humanitarian Award, June 20, 2019

Sessa will be MAHS valedictorian; Patel announced as salutatorian; graduation is June 4, May 24, 2019

Morrisville High School honored for student voter registration, May 11, 2019

High school recognized for effort to register voters, May 8, 2019

Red Lion exceeds expectations for student-led voter registration, May 7, 2019

Middletown Area High School students honored for voter registration efforts, May 1, 2019

Carlisle, Boiling Springs high schools receive Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards, April 29, 2019

Ten High Schools in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania Receive Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards, April 29,2019

Pennsylvania Governor's Civic Engagement Award to Honor Schools and Students, April 18, 2019


Inspire US comes to Trinity, March 28, 2019

Deadline nears to register for Governor's Civic Engagement Award, March 27, 2019

Deadline Nears for Pennsylvania High Schools to Register for Governor’s Civic Engagement Award, March 25, 2019

Deadline Nears for Pennsylvania High Schools to Register for Governor's Civic Engagement Award, March 21, 2019

Interested in supporting student voter registration? Join Inspire!, March 10, 2019

2018 Midterms: A Time When Youths Shine, Oct 30, 2018

Philly Youth Vote! Let's get every eligible high school senior to the polls! Aug 29, 2018

Voter Registration Ticks Up In Pennsylvania As Groups Target Young People, Aug 28, 2018

"Young and Naive"? Inside Pennsylvania's nation-leading youth voter surge, July 30, 2018

Canon-Mac one of 16 schools to win statewide award, June 13, 2018

Sixteen Schools Honored and Nearly 3,000 Students Registered to Vote in First Year of Civic Engagement Program, June 12, 2018

Middletown Area High School receives recognition for voter registration efforts, June 6, 2018

We applaud youth voter registration drives at Derry, Mt. Pleasant, Fox Chapel, June 6, 2018

Governor Mifflin High School receives state honors for voter registration achievement, June 1, 2018

Mt. Pleasant Area High School awarded for student voter registration, June 1, 2018

Middletown High School students commended for voter registration drive, June 1, 2018

Northwest earns Governor’s Award, June 1, 2018

Students Rock the Vote in Luzerne County, May 31, 2018

Gun-control movement fuels students' involvement in electoral process, May 31, 2018

Voter registration campaign earns Civic Engagement Award for Governor Mifflin High School, May 31, 2018

Gov. Mifflin seniors honored for voter registration achievement, May 30, 2018

Mifflin students recognized for voter registration efforts, May 29, 2018

Carlisle High School earns gold for voter registration effort, May 25, 2018

State High Students Boost Voter Registration Among Young People, May 16, 2018

Seneca Valley teacher, students receive award from state, May 8, 2018 

MAHS Hosts Inspire U.S. Assembly, Feb 1, 2018

Purchase Line High School receives Governor's Civic Engagement Award, December 27, 2017


Western Pennsylvania school recognized for civic engagement, Dec 20,2017

Dinniman recognized Conestoga students on 85 percent voter registration, Dec 2, 2017

Conestoga High School’s New Voters Club honored with Civic Engagement Award, Dec 2, 2017

Conestoga New Voters Club Earns Governor's Civic Engagement Award, Dec 1, 2017

Pennsylvania Department of State Honored Conestoga High School for Voter Registration Achievement, Nov 30, 2017

Conestoga High new voters achieve successful registration drive, Oct 17, 2017



Virginia Education Secretary to visit Brooke Point High School voter registration rally, April 4, 2019

Governor proclaims April 12-27 student voter registration week, Apr 4, 2019

Inspire Virginia voter registration drive to be held at Brooke Point, April 1, 2019


Voter-registration drive to target Arlington students, Feb 7, 2019

Northam announces 2018–2019 Governor’s High School Voter Registration Challenge, Sept 27, 2018

Northam Announces 2018–2019 Governor’s High School Voter Registration Challenge, Sept 25, 2018

Challenge to register eligible high school students kicks off, Sept 25, 2018

Governor Northam Announces 2018–2019 Governor’s High School Voter Registration Challenge, Sept 25, 2018

INSPIRE: Student-led club promotes citizenship, engagement at Brooke Point High School, June 2, 2018

Brooke Point High School Earns Commissioner's Award, May 23, 2018

Northam announces third annual Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week, Aprl 18, 2018

Mayor Levar Stoney Richmond Teen Voter Registration Drive, March 28, 2018

Mayor Stoney urges teens to register to vote, March 28, 2018

Stoney continues push to register Richmond teens to vote, March 28, 2018

Mayor encourages students to register to vote, March 15, 2018

Virginia Students Register to Vote, March 1, 2018

Richmond launches initiative to register city high school students to vote, Feb 6, 2018

City Announces Mayor's Award for Voter Registration in RPS High Schools

High School Voter Registration Challenge Launched in Fairfax County, Dec 20, 2017

Extraordinary Teen Awards 2017, July 1, 2017

Governor McAuliffe Visits Brooke Point (Stafford Teen News Report), June 27, 2018

Gov. McAuliffe visits Stafford high school that met voter registration challenge, June 7, 2017

Brooke Point High School achieves governor’s award, April 21, 2017

5 Next-Gen Tech Companies Setting Up Shop In Crystal City, April 4, 2016

Progressive Voice: The Youth Vote and Moving Virginia Democracy Forward, Nov 12, 2015


West Virginia

Youth voter participation, political awareness on rise, July 9, 2019

High school students are ready to participate – we just need to engage them, July 8, 2019

Effort to register high school voters is a ‘tremendous success’, July 5, 2019

More Than 10,000 New Teen Voters Registered in W.Va. Last Year, July 3, 2019

Frankfort honored for voter registration, June 15, 2019

Mid-Ohio Valley schools win Jennings Randolph Award, June 13, 2019

W.Va. Secretary of State Warner releases list of Jennings Randolph Award Winning Schools for 2018-19 school year, June 12, 2019

Jennings Randolph award presented, May 23, 2019

Greenbrier County high schools commit to registering seniors to vote, April 20, 2019

Greenbrier County clerk teams up with Inspire U.S. to help register high school seniors to vote, April 17, 2019

Hundred High School Receives Jennings Randolph Award, March 28, 2019

Eastern Panhandle high schools honored for 100 percent voter registration, March 26, 2019

W.Va. high schools honored for 100% voter registration, Mar 26, 2019

SOS honors students for voting efforts, Feb 27, 2019

Prado Serves As Honorary Secretary Of State, Feb 27, 2019

Local teens register to vote, Jan 28, 2019

Youngest black legislator in America ready to get to work for WV, Jan 6, 2019

Young voters group weighs successes, challenges of first election, Dec 1, 2018

Program shows student he does ‘have a voice’, Nov 1, 2018

County high schools helping peers register to vote, Oct 31, 2018

County high schools helping peers register to vote, Oct 31, 2018

Dozens of high school students vote for the first time as early voting gets underway, Oct 24, 2018

WV High Schools Promote Voter Sign-ups, Sept 25, 2018

A New Generation Is Rocking the Vote: Sept 21, 2018

100 Days in Appalachia to host high school election survey, Sept 5, 2018

What Do Young Appalachians Really Think About Politics?, Sept 3, 2018

Furby named Miss Barbour County Fair, Aug 28, 2018

West Virginia registers 22,000 high school students to vote, Aug 2, 2018

Secretary of State Announces 22,518 High School Seniors Registered to Vote, Aug 2, 2018

Inspire West Virginia Speaks at Boys State, June 15, 2018

Moundsville Author Aims to Encourage Civic Engagement, June 5, 2018

Inspire U.S. encouraging young people to vote, May 7, 2018

Data-centric, W.Va. election app used to improve younger voter turnout, April 29, 2018

Area students named Honorary Secretaries of State, April 11, 2018

Raleigh County schools honored for voter registration, March 23, 2018

Secretary Warner, State Leaders Recognize Cabell, Logan County Students as Honorary Secretaries of State, March 7, 2018

Wayne High School student chosen as Honorary Secretary of State, March 6, 2018

Independence high school sets record with voting registration, Feb 28, 2018

Harrison, Marion students recognized as Honorary Secretaries of State, Feb 9, 2018

Nicholas County Students Recognized as Honorary Secretaries of State, Feb 8, 2018

Secretary Warner, State Leaders Recognize Braxton County High School Seniors as Honorary Secretaries of State, Feb 6, 2018

Your vote is your voice, Feb 4, 2018

Guest editorial (Martinsburg): Your vote is your choice, be sure to use it, Feb 4, 2018

Secretary of State marks voter achievement in Hedgesville, Feb 3, 2018

18-year-old files for office, Jan 30, 2018

Three Wyoming County students named to Honorary Secretary of State Program, Jan 17, 2018

Students selected for Honorary Secretary of State Program announced, Jan 8, 2018

Secretary Warner Announces 2017-2018 Honorary Secretary of State Program Recipients, Jan 8, 2018

Secretary Warner announces first round of Jennings Randolph Award-winning high schools for 2017-2018, Jan 2, 2018

Many West Virginians struggle with decision to leave or stay in Mountain State, Dec 28, 2017

Program Honors High Schoolers Who Register New Voters, Dec 27, 2017

Program honors high schoolers who register new voters, Dec 27, 2017

Secretary Warner Announces 2017-2018 Honorary Secretary of State Program Recipients, Dec 27, 2017

Secretary Warner Announces First Round of Jennings Randolph Award-Winning High Schools for 2017-2018, Dec 22, 2017

Secretary Warner Recognizes November Effort to Register 2,731 High School Students to Vote, Dec 9, 2017

Secretary Warner Recognizes November Effort to Register 2,731 High School Students to Vote, Dec 8, 2017

Voter registration drive held at Berkeley Springs High School, Nov 8, 2017

Two Scott High School students honored, March 16, 2017

Inspired Leader Bethany Winters Radio Interview, March 3, 2017

Students to be recognized at Honorary Secretary of State for the Day event, Feb 28, 2017

WV Students Selected for the U.S. Senate Youth Program, Feb 27, 2017

Students honored for voter registration work, Feb 15, 2017

Inspiring WV student leaders recognized during 'A Day at the Capitol', Feb 14, 2017

Liberty's Winter at Capitol for Secretary of State event, Feb 14, 2017

W.Va. group helping to register the voters of tomorrow, Oct 31, 2016

Thumbs up: Program encourages students to get involved, July 16, 2016

West Virginia schools recognized for voter registration, June 24, 2016

MHS receives Jennings Randolph Award, Jun 23, 2016

EFHS student encourages classmates to go vote, March 28, 2016

BHS Students Talk Politics, Civic Responsibility and Positive Change with New Student Organization, March 13, 2016

Tennant urges high school students to apply to be Inspire voter ambassadors, March 9, 2016

West Virginia chapter adds 1,400 young voters to polls, Oct 19, 2015

Group helps 1,400 state high school students register to vote, Oct 17, 2015

Putnam County Students Cast Their Votes, Oct 23, 2014


District encourages voter registration among students, May 11, 2018

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