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Student Reflects on His Leadership Youth Experience

The following is the transcript of a speech given by Elijah Leutwyler during his graduation from Leadership Youth at the Executive Leadership Council luncheon. In it, Elijah reflects on his Leadership Youth journey, including his board service for the Salem Keizer Education Foundation. Junior and Senior year of high school hit like a bus. Strike…

Jessica Nissen: Inspire Communications Intern

We’d like to welcome Jessica Nissen to our team! Jessica is a student at Biola University studying public relations and will be our communications intern for the summer. Read this Q&A to get to know her! What is your background? First of all, I was born and raised here in Salem, Oregon! My mom homeschooled…

Leadership Youth Class of 2020

  By the Numbers: 37 Students 21 Juniors / 16 Sophomores 8 Schools Represented David A., Junior, McNary High School Jessica A., Sophomore, North Salem High School Angelo A., Junior, South Salem High School Hales B., Junior, North Salem High School Yolani C., Sophomore, McNary High School Ox C., Junior, North Salem High School Daisy C., Junior, Salem Academy…

Equipping Salem’s Leaders for the Future

Salem is growing. More and more people are moving to Salem, new buildings are being constructed and businesses are expanding. As Salem continues to grow, it will take well-informed and competent leaders to manage that growth and lead Salem in the right direction, which is exactly why businesses, nonprofits and schools are looking to the…

Leadership Salem Class of 2019

Gerry Adcock Lieutenant Marion County Sheriff’s Office Kendra Alexander Director of Food Resourcing & Warehouse Operations Marion-Polk Food Share Tara Bebieff Administrative Manager Summit Wealth Management Mike Bennett Lieutenant Salem Police Department Jennifer Bush Director of Marketing Communication Willamette University Consuelo Christianson Business Relations Manager MV Advancements Tony Collins Operations Manager Willamette Valley Communications Center Jeremy…

Salem Young Professionals

To connect and develop Salem’s next generation of leaders – that’s our mission. Our History As the job market became increasingly competitive in the early 2000s, cities in Oregon and across the country experienced challenges attracting and retaining young talent. In Salem, many college graduates and other young professionals spoke of larger cities, such as…

Test Event (Another One)

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Test Event

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Leadership Salem

Develop Leadership Skills and Create Lasting Bonds Expose highly motivated and interested people to the community and its issues for the purpose of preparing them to serve in volunteer leadership positions. This one-year program allows individuals to develop and refine leadership skills, and create lasting bonds with other up and coming leaders. Participants meet once…

Leadership Youth

Leadership Youth positively inspires, motivates, and encourages youth to take command of their future and that of their community. During the first year, youth receive a comprehensive overview of the Salem-Keizer area. 40 students have a unique opportunity to meet face to face with community leaders and decision makers, and receive an introduction to community…

The Inspire Foundation Mission

To develop the leadership potential of Salem area students and residents through business focused educational programs and events.

Inspire Foundation Newsletter

The Inspire Foundation now offers a monthly newsletter. Join now to receive the latest on programs such as Leadership Youth, Leadership Salem and Salem Young Pros!

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