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Why Donate?

Inspire Virginia empowers young people to be actively engaged in addressing issues which impact the civic health of their schools, neighborhoods, counties, state and nation.  Through leadership development, high school voter registration and voter engagement efforts, students embrace their important role in creating and sustaining positive change.

"I committed to an Inspired year because having a voice at such a young age is very important . Improving your community while having a voice is spectacular and it’s truly inspiring to change not only my life but the life of others."           Makalee - class of 2015, St. Albans High School, West Virginia

The Inspired Year kicks off with our Leadership Academy, a three-day intensive leadership development conference designed to set students up with the skills they need to be successful in their efforts. 

While there is no cost to students who are admitted to the Academy, certainly the program isn't "free."  The direct costs for each student to attend the Leadership Academy are $250.  This year we have 350 students admitted to the program and expect that number to grow next year.

Your tax-deductible donation of any amount will help to expand and strengthen our high school voter registration movement nationwide.

  • $3,000 Sponsor one student for the 2016-17 Inspired Year
  • $1,000 Sponsor GOTV events for one school including current year registered voters and alumni
  • $500 Year-end recognition award for one high performing student
    -Project High Hopes currently funds two awards of $500 each in each state
  • $250 Sponsor one student to attend the 2016-17 Leadership Academy

Inspire Virginia is a program of Project High Hopes, a 501(c)3 operating foundation. "Project High Hopes" will appear on your charitable donation.