Jesse Ramirez is a first generation Mexican-American has always been passionate about empowering young people to become change agents in their communities.   

One of his favorite activities to do with students is having young people stand up in front of a room and share their dreams. He realized that as they challenge students to chase their dreams he had a dream of his own to chase. 

In early 2014, he decided to chase his dream of starting INSPiRE. He was planning on taking a year to build out a business plan but a core group of Principals told him they wanted to start in school year of 2014-15. Hence INSPiRE was born. 

Over the past several years, INSPiRE has impacted thousands of young people and currently serves 9 high schools in  the Denver Metro area