From John Legend's 2024 undergraduate commencement speech at Loyola Marymount University

Celebrating the Class of 2024: Nominate a High School Graduate

You've worked hard and now it's time to celebrate! Nominate a high school graduate for our annual salute. Any high school graduate you know is eligible to be included on

Just send the following to nirmvdetroit at with the subject line 2024 Inspiring Grads by Monday, July 1:

  • Photo, name and graduating school of the honoree
  • Graduate's new school and declared major and/or plans

Download and share the flyer (PDF)


See our Special Tribute from the State of Michigan!

National Inspirational Role Models Month is always special to us, but this year it's extra special. NIRMV was recognized by the State of Michigan for promoting "the importance of role models" and inspiring people "to seek success, overcome challenges, and achieve their full potential." We hope you're celebrating who inspires you! See the Special Tribute signed by Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist II (PDF).

Help Us Salute Legacies and Legends

Join us online for a tribute to Historic Role Model Zora Neale Hurston. Featuring Romare Bearden and Babatunde Oltunji, plus story telling by Ms. Gwen.

Just go to at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023.

National Inspirational Role Models Month Legacies and Legends Salute invitation

Trunk or Treat Invitation

Bring your own bag and costumes are welcome at the 13th Annual Masonic Angel's With Treats Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 4 - 6 p.m. (or until treats are gone. This outdoor event will be held at 3500 McDougall, Detroit 48207.