To Transform Lives!
To empower future leaders with faith and integrity
To develop young fathers who will positively impact their families and their communities
To ensure that every young man who graduates from our programs will be positioned for success
To encourage independence in young men and young fathers, to help them accomplish their goals, fulfill their purpose through faith, and
assert a sense of hope for their future.
We foster positive development of young men with the faith, values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact their lives, families and communities
We promote honest, open, consistent and confidential communication for better relationships
We provide guidance, structure, and encouragement to turn every obstacle into opportunities
We provide a place where each young man will have a voice in the decisions that help him navigate his life and ensure a successfully transition into a man of faith and integrity
INSPIRE is a new and emerging 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that incorporated January 2016.
Prior to creating Inspire, Barbara created, developed, designed, managed, directed and facilitated a program for grandparents and relatives who were caring for youth 18 years old or younger. During this time, she saw many young men and women who aged out of the foster care and kinship placements with no permanent place to live. Each young person was confronted with a daunting number of adult decisions to make; from employment, college, finding safe and affordable housing, setting up utilities to finding health insurance.
Over 70% of the children in this program were African-American and Latino males. Barbara quickly realized that these young men were deficient socially, educationally, financially and lacked basic life skills. Fulfilling this deficit and improving the lives of the young men in our community was a goal she set out to attain. This fueled the passion that birth INSPIRE!
When we create better men, we create better fathers, we create better families and most importantly we create better communities!
INSPIRE does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status, in any of its activities and operations.