INSPIRE3 (formerly generationOn Indiana) Update – 2/25/19 - Thank you for sharing this information with your colleagues and staff !!!

Even though we have changed our program name to make us more transparent in what we do (Indiana Service-learning Philanthropy Initiative: Resources to Educate, Engage, Empowerwe are still the same grant funded program that is facilitated by the IASP and the IMLEA to support schools with service-learning.  Our mission remains the same: Incorporation of service-learning Educates students while addressing academic standards  and employing critical 21st century skills, Engages students in their content with real-world application, and Empowers students to see themselves as an integral member of their community with the power to affect change.  We continue to share and assist our Indiana schools with the free website resources on the generationOn and the Learning to Give websites.  See updates on resources below.

New Spotlight on Service-Learning article written by our INSPIRE3 Consultant, Beth Smith:   

Students Get to Work with Service-Learning  “Preparing all students to successfully enter the workforce with the necessary skills in place in one of our goals in education. So too, we strive to teach students their responsibility as an engaged civic participant.  Service-Learning is a natural vehicle to combine both objectives into meaningful, real-world instruction.”

Free Full Day Service-Learning Workshop presented by INSPIRE3 and Learning to Give - Thurs. March 21st, 8:30 am-4:00 pm EST at the IASP building, Indpls.  - Educate, Engage, and Empower students through service-learning. Gain tips and tools for service-learning and student-centered practices, all while collaborating with other educators to enhance your teaching practice and skill; Explore free online K-12 standards-aligned lessons and resources you can use the next day; Connect learning to community to grow giving, caring, and engaged citizens; Indiana Graduation Pathways – Box 2 – Service-based learning information and helpful resources.  No cost for one or two educators or a counselor at your school to attend.  Since this workshop is during the school day, your school corporation will be reimbursed for a full day substitute pay, if needed.  Spaces are limited so learn more and register here Contact Joan Belschwender, Director INSPIRE3 program with questions.

Free Half Day Regional (Southwest IN) Service-Learning Workshop presented by INSPIRE3, March 13th, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm CST at the Warrick County PD Services Building, Boonville. One educator or counselor interested can obtain more information and register here. Same content as in the full day workshop listed above.  No cost for one or two educators or a counselor at your school to attend.  Since this workshop is during the school day, your school corporation will be reimbursed for a ½ day substitute pay, if needed.  Spaces are limited so sign up soon.  Contact Darlene Short, INSPIRE3 Southern IN Field Rep, teacher at Castle North M.S. or Beth Smith, INSPIRE3 Statewide Consultant with questions.

We are continuing to support a teacher’s service-learning projects with our INSPIRE3 (formerly generationOn Indiana) $250 mini-grants. For more information about the requirements of our program’s mini-grants you can request our updated mini-grant information sheet on our sign up form HERE  and the live link will be sent to the teacher that is interested in applying.  

Connect with us:  If you are not already registered on generationOn and on our program’s database, you can either fill out our program’s sign-up form HERE to be added to our existing database or you can Register yourself, Register your school and Join your school account on the generationOn website. We will continue to include all Indiana registrations that generationOn provides us as part of our in-kind partnership.  Our program’s sign up form can also be used to Request Updated Information listed on the form. (New Overview flier, Mini-grant information, SL Benefits/Academic Connections, Graduation Pathways – Box 2 – Service-based learning info, New Introductory PPT, and Information about our free informational training at your school). It is our hope that our new name will attract even more educators to the free resources we promote from generationOn and Learning to Give and to the incorporation of service-learning and philanthropy education into the existing curriculum and school’s service projects.  

Learning to Give Website Updates:

generationOn Website Update

Contact Beth Smith  INSPIRE3 (formerly genOn IN) Consultant – Statewide 317-370-7168 for more information on our INSPIRE3 Team’s support and training at your school at no cost.  

Regional Field Reps:  Darlene Short, Southern Field Rep, Teacher Castle North M.S.; Jack Birmingham, Northwest IN Field Rep, Asst. Superintendent Union Twp. School Corp., Valparaiso; Lisa Crick, Northeast IN Field Rep, Counselor West Noble Elementary, Ligonier.  

Contact me, Joan Belschwender, Director INSPIRE3 (formerly genOn IN), if you have any questions of how to connect to us and what our grant funded program facilitated by the IASP and IMLEA can offer your school and teachers. Phone: 317-891-9900 x201. Office in the IASP building, Indianapolis.