Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is a not-for-profit organization whose programs seek to develop and ‘inspire’ young adults via both scholastic and non-scholastic activities. The vehicle we use to do this is a portfolio of performing arts programs, and our mission is to help them develop and demonstrate the qualities needed to achieve excellence in both their program and their personal lives.
IAM programs serve young adults from all backgrounds, typically from the early teens through college age. Many of our programs are based in New England but will draw membership from across the United States. Since inception, over 77,000 students have benefited from IAM programs.
IAM member programs are generally related to performing arts with a current focus on music, dance and marching arts. We have both competitive and non-competitive programs, and each program has its own performance venues and schedule.
Inspire programs utilize trained music & movement educators as well as a youth/peer leaders to deliver both music and arts instruction, and to instill the qualities we seek to teach and instill in our young adults:
- Integrity, confidence and motivation
- Teamwork and communication
- Commitment to excellence, and the work ethic required to reach it
- Discipline and personal accountability
- Resilience and the ability to work through and overcome adversity