The Inspire Foundation's mission is to bring music and the arts to those with special needs. Through fundraising and partnerships, we provide opportunities for children to participate in music and art programs and give young adults the knowledge and experience necessary for a future in the arts.
How We Began
The Inspire Foundation began when preschool music teacher, Cristine Rhodes, and her husband and music instructor, Jason Rhodes, joined up with colleagues and friends to discuss a new program Cristine was designing called Autism Sings. Together, they became inspired to do even more for this cause by forming The Inspire Foundation.The driving force behind this program was a combination of love and experience in the music field, along with their own experience raising a son on the spectrum. When their son stopped talking at the early age of two, Jason and Cristine naturally responded by using music and arts in all aspects of his daily routine. Their son is now fully verbal, and is the founder of 'Junior Members,' a section of The Inspire Foundation for children that want to be a part of the mission.
Our vision is to add a vocational school to our foundation and to have locations nationwide.