"As a most valued partner, INSPiRE provides quality learning experiences that create profound differences in the lives of students and families. INSPiRE is guided by an ethic of social change and community development that makes higher education possible for people from all backgrounds."

Michelle Wellman, Director Student Outreach 

Colorado State University

Program Overview 

  • ​​The opportunity to experience college life on a college campus. All of their meals will be included.
  • The opportunity to explore their hopes, dreams and fears about college.
  • The opportunity to develop their “Story of INSPIRation” which can be used for their college essays, scholarships, and/or interviewing.
  • The opportunity to meet with a Dream Coach who will provide their insights to their potential career paths.
  • The opportunity to enhance their leadership skills.
  • The opportunity to learn how to become more civically engaged.

The INSPiRE Change Agent Institute

is the launchpad of the our school year programming. The institute is a three day overnight leadership development training for our Change Agent Activists. Each of our network schools is allowed to send 15-30 raising seniors to the Change Agent Institute. Our university partner is Colorado State University.