The Inspire Initiative
Formerly was created to provide a music or art class for children receiving The Gardiner Scholarship to ensure everyone had the opportunity to participate in the arts. However, The Gardiner Scholarship has now approved funding for homeschool programs. The Inspire Initiative will now fund new and innovative programs supporting opportunities in the arts for children and young adults with special needs.
The Gehrig Scholarship
This scholarship was created to help fund private music and art lessons for children with autism and all other pervasive developmental disorders. This program can also help provide the necessary musical instruments or art tools required to participate in the arts. Click below for more information about this scholarship. Applications for this scholarship are accepted February through May and June through September.
INSPIRE DRUM CORE AGES 13 - 25 (STARTING, 2017)
The Inspire Drum Core is a is a musical marching band consisting of percussion instruments and baton. Registration opens in January. This program will take place once a week beginning in January in preparation for marching/performing at various events in December. The Inspire Foundation sponsors this FREE program for individuals on the autism spectrum, ages 13 - 25.
The Inspire Foundation's FREE Saturday
The Inspire Foundation sponsors two free music classes on Saturdays for individuals with special needs, throughout the Tampa Bay area. Autism Sings at 11 am (ages 2-6) and Rhythm Time at 11:30 am (ages 7- teen). Each of these classes are 30 minutes long. Only the first 15 applicants will be accepted for each class. Siblings are welcome to join the fun. Locations include Lutz, Tarpon Springs, and (soon to be) in Trinity, FL.
Junior Members are generous and creative thinkers that help The Inspire Foundation achieve their mission. Whether you have an idea, want to donate original artwork to be raffled, organize a fundraiser, volunteer for our organization, or inspire your friends to do the same, becoming a junior member is that simple.