2014 ALMBS – Inspire WV
We are excited to introduce Inspire West Virginia to you! We are a brand new nonpartisan organization that helps young leaders improve their communities and strengthen our democracy.
We know that there are hundreds of high school students in West Virginia who already have the inspiration needed to keep our state strong and build to an even better future, our goal is to introduce them to each other and help them turn that inspiration into action.
Our programming starts this July with our inaugural High School Leadership Academy held at Marshall University from July 15th through July 17th. At the academy, students develop effective leadership skills, learn to build a team, and cultivate the knowledge and abilities needed to be a leader who gets things done in their community.
After the Academy, students commit to what we call "The Inspired Year." This yearlong program provides students the opportunity to become more involved in their communities by collaborating with classmates to lead civic action projects, organize voter registration efforts at their schools, and learn first-hand how our democracy should work with in depth and fun trainings and simulations.
Along the way, students develop lifelong friendships, demonstrate their leadership abilities, and prove that all it takes is a little inspiration to improve our state.