WHO WE ARE
Inspire PA was built on the premise that practical civic education for first-time voters turns voting into a lifelong habit. Founded in 2019, we are the first high school focused voter registration program in Pennsylvania. Inspire PA is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 with a laser focus on peer-to-peer high school voter registration and civic engagement.
Inspire PA provides training and materials for free to teachers and students to help them conduct nonpartisan voter registration and voter engagement. Students get hands-on instruction on how the democratic process works, voting laws, and the impact of voting in their community and as a US citizen. Learn more about what we do and how we grow a new generation of engaged voters.
Inspire PA works with your school to provide classroom voter registration and voter engagement trainings that best fit your school's culture and structure. We have step by step guides to get started and provide the voter registration forms, pledge to vote cards, pens, stickers, and nonpartisan voting resources. We also help schools collect necessary data for the Governor's Civic Engagement Award and track voter turnout on Election Day.
The next election in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, April 28. The last day to register to vote before the election is Monday, April 13. To register to vote, you must be 18 years old or older by the next election, fill the form in blue or black pen, and know your Social Security Number or have your drivers licence number handy. First time voters will need to bring a valid form of ID to the polls. Polls are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day. Learn more about elections at votespa.com.
Inspire PA can help you earn the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Departments of State and Education. Schools can earn the Silver Award by registering 65% of eligible students to vote or earn the Gold Award with 85% of eligible students registered. Students also can win an individual award by participating in voter registration drives at their school and working at the polls on Election Day. Learn more about the GCEA here.