The Mission of the William L. Carter Inspiration Program is to recognize that all adolescents need an actionable purpose aimed at their future achievements through increasing their growth mindset, along with the experiences and exposures needed to fully realize their dreams.
Equip our students to become intellectually omnivorous members of the community who are not only dreamers but are also prepared with the experience and tools needed to achieve their goals.
Facilitate meaningful mentor-adolescent relationships for our dreamers. Through relaying a variety of life experiences, our featured Inspirational Leader Mentors provide examples of success and offer a pathway to get there.
Identify and cultivate struggling students by partnering with local school districts, Juvenile Courts and community affiliates to embrace their purpose in life by provide tangible means of self-expression in a variety of professional and personal outlets.
Carry the continually burning torch that was the spirit of Commissioner William L. Carter through helping all students, wherever they may currently be positioned on their life’s journey.
Dream Development: Coach 10-15 students to complete dream maps, and continually assess their activities, personal goals and responsibilities in relation to accomplishing their dreams. Students will examine and analyze their dreams to determine the real true nature and core of them.
College/Career Ready: Equip our students to be ready for the workforce/college over the course of one-two school years. Students will be trained in resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, identifying and locating potential places of employment as well as the social media skills needed to navigate the modern world.. The training will culminate in an internship within the community through relationships with local businesses.
Financial Literacy: Enable our students to become fully financially literate over the span of two school years. Students will become responsible and advanced in personal finance.
Life Experiences: Expose our students to at least five different activities throughout the school year that they were not previously aware of.
Achievement Gap: Create a growth mindset in our students where they can articulate their purpose and identify the pathways to closing their own personal “achievement gap”.
Mentorship: Provide Inspirational Leaders to serve as Mentors for our students. Mentors will be featured by the program on a monthly basis and they will develop weekly mentor-student relationships with up to four students The primary purpose of which is to provide support and experience regarding student dream actualization and employment readiness.