From left to right, Lynn Geffrad (2011 recipient), Timothy Hill (2015 recipient), Octavia McFarlane (2014 recipient), Daphne Valcin (Project Inspire Founder and Executive Director), Clairminza Almonor (2015 recipient), Alicia Thompson (2014 recipient)
Though our organization has been in operation since 2003, for 10 years now, Project Inspire has been helping dreams come true for high school juniors and seniors needing additional resources to attend college and thrive while they are there through our scholarship program. On May 30, at Tony Roma’s in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, we came together to celebrate with community members and community organizations with a night featuring inspiration, performances, and featured guests making a difference in our communities. We had 27 people in attendance and raised over $1,000 from the event! We thank all of our supporters for contributing to such a phenomenal event!
This year, we’re increasing our scholarship amount by 10x, and proceeds went towards supporting this year’s scholarship recipients. We need $12,000 over the course of 4 years to support our newest 2015 scholarship recipients who each will receive $250 every fall and spring semester for 4 years of their college matriculation. We currently have scholarship winners from Eastern High School and Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. and additional winners from North Miami Beach Senior High School, Hallandale High School, and Evans High School in Florida.
If you’re in Washington, D.C., we’ll be doing this event one more time on June 19th and we’re accepting donations and ticket purchases towards our scholarship program! Please support if you can!
Project Inspire is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization with a mission to empower youth and young adults through powerful personal, educational, and professional opportunities, using the arts as a gateway to achievement. Our programming consists of scholarship dissemination for high school juniors and seniors, empowerment programs serving schools and organizations, and professional development programs for college students and young adults. Through our programs, we work to provide youth with a positive outlet and circle of support to serve as a foundation for future personal, educational, and professional success.