Dare to Dream

At Inspiring Minds, we encourage kids to dream big and then we help them make their dreams come true.


Students Served
(500 Annually)

Colleges Visited

Companies Explored

Cities Visited in 15 States


High School Graduation Rate with Post-Secondary Enrollment or Military Enlistment

Program & Financial Partnerships

Companies/Industries Toured

The White House

Coca Cola

Warner Brothers & Universal Studios

Ohio State House

Cleveland Indians

Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis Colts

General Motors

BET Headquarters

Madison Square Garden

The Apollo

Some Cities Visited

Detroit, Michigan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Columbus, Ohio

Batlimore, Maryland

Washington D.C.

Los Angeles, California

New York City, New York

Puerto Rico

Atlanta, Georgia

Where Are They Now?


Shawna King

Following graduation from Warren G. Harding High School in 2010, Shawná decided it was time to take control of her future and follow her dreams by studying electrical engineering at Alabama A&M University. She interned with NASA throughout her college career and became passionately involved in the university’s extra-curricular community. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 2014.

Upon graduation, Shawná accepted a job with the United States Department of Defense in Washington D.C. She is pursuing her master’s degree in engineering management at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

“While some of us stay close to home and others branch out across the nation, 10-plus years later Inspiring Minds is still there to support and believe in us every step of the way,” Shawná said.

Shawná is the perfect IM example that “anything’s possible.”