Helping students discover value, find purpose and build character.

INSPIRE School Programs was founded in 2008 by Tara after moving to the United States from Australia and seeing the need for quality school programs for youth focused on value, purpose and character. Tara was Miss Missouri USA 2003 and traveled as a youth motivational speaker.

From her background of speaking to over 100,000 teenagers during her year as Miss Missouri USA 2003, she knew that weekly programs were needed to reinforce the positive ideas presented in her assemblies. So, when she moved to Australia, she piloted a weekly girls program called Thrive. After moving back to St. Louis, she trained facilitators, developed curriculum, met with schools and with no school funding started INSPIRE School Programs.

INSPIRE School Programs is a classroom mentoring program which combines both classroom topics with trained mentors to promote dialogue and a safe place to discuss relevant issues to youth empowerment. INSPIRE has trained mentors that volunteer each week to teach classes in Cedar Hill, Dallas and Duncanville ISDs and will launch in other cities and states in 2017. Over 7,000 students have participated in the program during school class time. INSPIRE is committed to offering quality programs to public schools that will reinforce positive decision-making, healthy relationships and respect while encouraging academic achievement.

INSPIRE School Programs also launched – UNBREAK ME – An Answer to Sexual Abuse and Rape. UNBREAK ME is a e multi-media assembly program for girls offering education on the topic of sexual violence, hope for victims and ways to protect oneself from sexual violence as well as a separate assembly program for boys on the topics of respect and prevention of dating violence .