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"Your voice has power. You have to use your voice, even if it shakes. There are times when you will ask for change, and there are times when you'll create it." --Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix, the most decorated track and field competitor in Olympic history, gave the commencement speech at the University of Southern California this year. Visit www.bestcolleges.com/news/analysis/2022/05/20/most-notable-commencement-speeches-2022/ to watch her entire speech.

What are you thankful for?

That's what we want to know for the Thankful Reason Project, a special opportunity for National Inspirational Role Models Month (NIRMM).

It's easy to participate in this project! And you can earn the chance to be selected to win a special prize!

Just answer the question  - What are you thankful for? - by following the instructions for your age group. Good luck!

Kids age 3 – 7 years 

Answer the question "What are you thankful for?" by drawing/coloring a picture.

Then, have a photo taken of your art and email it to nirmvdetroit@gmail.com by Thursday, December 1, 2022 with “Thankful Reason Art” on the subject line. Don’t forget to include your name and age.

Share, download and print the Thankful Reason Project flyer (pdf)

Kids/Partners/Supporters age 8 – 17 years 

Answer the question "What are you thankful for?" in 5 sentences or less.

Then, email your answer to
nirmvdetroit@gmail.com by Thursday, December 1, 2022 with “Thankful Reason” on the subject line.

Don’t forget to include your name and age. There are three age categories: 8 – 10, 11 – 13 and 14 – 17.
A name will be drawn for each age category for a special prize.

Share, download and print the Thankful Reason Project flyer (pdf)

 



Photos from Reading Rewards III and ARISE Detroit event

ARISE Detroit banner

Rewarding Rewards III Chair Gwen Lewis

Reading Rewards III Chair Gwen Lewis









NIRMV Kid Services Coordinator Jackie Butts

NIRMV Kid Services Coordinator Jackie Butts










Kids enjoying Reading Rewards activities







Nominate an Inspiring High School Grad!

It's time to celebrate the Class of 2022! We already have some wonderful grads to salute, meet them here. Nominate a high school grad by emailing the following to nirmvdetroit@gmail.com with 2022 Inspiring Grad in the subject line:

  • Photo, name, and graduating school of the honoree
  • The graduate's new school, major and plans

Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Graduates will be posted in the Get Inspired! section on nirmvkids.org. Download the 2022 Inspiring High School Grads Salute flyer (pdf).

Learn about 10 inspiring women in science for Women's History Month

 Astronaut, mathematician, chemist, computer programmer - 140 years ago? Yes!

Read about these 10 women in the field of science whose work made history.

Celebrate Black History Month with inspiring quotes

You may already know this famous quote by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: "The time is always right to do what is right." Here are 20 more quotes that are sure to inspire you, from Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris, Ella Fitzgerald and more!