Inspire is a free, 7-day residential, college readiness program for American Indian students from tribal nations in Arizona. 

The program runs June 18 – 24, 2017 at Arizona State University. It's open to students entering grades 10-12 in fall 2017.  

Youth who participate in Inspire will:

  • experience campus life by staying in a residence hall
  • integrate reading, writing, and science skills through culturally-relevant, project-based learning
  • develop academic and personal success behaviors  
  • learn about majors and careers
  • connect with ASU American Indian students, staff, and faculty
  • get familiar with student support services at ASU
  • share their work with peers and families at the Closing Showcase; and
  • meet new friends and have fun!

The INSPIRE program application is not available until further notice. Email the program contact to be placed on a list so we can notify you when the application is available.

Questions? Please email: or call (480) 965-2357. 

Inspire is sponsored by a grant from the Tohono O'Odham Nation to ASU's University College and Office of American Indian Initiatives with support from Access ASU.

Inspire Students

Inspire & Red Ink Student Poems

Here you will find the poems, stories and nonfiction creations of the 2016 Inspire young women and young men.