Inspired Youth is a Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown community’s non-profit organization helping youth develop academically. Offering tutoring, piano and choir lessons, Inspired Youth focuses on improving reading and writing skills in elementary and high school students. From its humble beginnings as a church-sponsored program, Inspired Youth has grown tremendously and their strides have been met with plenty of awards and recognitions.
Victoria Gordon, an HSM student at Loyola, had the pleasure of volunteering with the organization last semester as a part of her Vulnerable Populations class. During her time at Inspired Youth Victoria really enjoyed being able to develop relationships with the elementary school students she was working with in the tutoring program and seeing “how much one person in a small group of people can do for a community.”
The dedication of the volunteers and staff makes Inspired Youth a great place to work. With supervisors like Beth Palmer at its backbone, this “program of miracles” has touched a lot of people and gained the love and support of the communities and will continue to do so for years to come.