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INSPIRING BOYS TO
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Inspiring boys to become positive young men

In the Dominican Republic, many families are impoverished and the public schools are poorly resourced. Boys have little to no access to after-school programs, are likely to drop out of school, or use drugs or alcohol—which dramatically limits their future success.

InspireDR provides free after-school and summer programs to teach boys practical life skills and instill positive values.

Since 2015, we’ve helped more than 100 boys on their path toward being responsible men, husbands, and fathers.

Positively Inspiring
& Educating Boys

Thanks to our donors, supporters, teachers and volunteers we provide these boys with a safe ecosystem to learn practical skills and positive values.

First, we teach that actions have consequences: attendance, mutual respect, a positive attitude and teamwork are rated daily and good grades unlocks further participation in fun InspireDR programs (like surfing, swimming, summer camp,…).

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Yet, the backbone of our skills training is the free after-school program. At InspireDR boys learn practical skills such as computer literacy, English (ESL), public speaking,  recycling, swimming, woodworking, lifeguard training, entrepreneurship and more.

The results we observe are often incredible!

Jasil, 14

Perfect attendance
Growing maturity
Strong decision making skills

“Jasil has developed in every aspect of his life after enrolling in InspireDR.”

– Yolanda, Jasil’s Mother

Ezequiel, 15

Talent for public speaking
Became Assistant English-Teacher
Earned a full scholarship at La ISLA

“I believe InspireDR’s dynamic and responsible team are making magic happen!”

– Eriberto, Ezequiel’s father

Johnison, 12

Great English speaking talent
Learned to swim
Loves woodworking

“In university I want to dig even more into first-aid and lifeguard training in order to save people in the water.”

– Johnison

Both our team and the parents see the boys’ self-esteem and confidence improve quickly, along with their academic performance and behavior at school and at home. They come to see themselves as valuable and worthy, which translates into respectful relationships, particularly with girls and women. Their career and income opportunities expand, and they develop the desire and means to serve their community.

BOYS WE'VE HELPED

CURRENTLY IN OUR PROGRAM

WAITING TO GET IN

What About Girls?

We focus on boys, because we care for girls too. But in 2015, when we started InspireDR, nothing was being done for boys in Cabarete, as there were several excellent and well-funded non-profit organizations already focusing on girls. 

But the truth is that for Dominican girls to move past stereotypical roles as domestic laborers and family caretakers, and to escape pervasive domestic violence, they need the support of boys and men. 

Hence helping boys to grow up as responsible and open-minded men, husbands and fathers helps women break through the glass ceiling.

Become part of the InspireDR family and make a positive and lasting impact on these boys’ lives:

  • Sponsor a boy” is InspireDR’s entry-level, $49 / month program which enables us to welcome a boy into our program sustainably and keep him progressing all year long.
  • Donate any amount to help keep our program alive and thriving.
  • Volunteer with InspireDR, locally or as a visiting volunteer.

Our finances are independently audited and all donations are spent to educate the boys. Guaranteed.

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INSPIRING BOYS
TO BECOME POSITIVE
YOUNG MEN

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HEAR WHAT KRISTEN
HAS TO SAY ABOUT
INSPIRE DR

Inspiring boys to become positive young men

In the Dominican Republic, many families are impoverished and the public schools are poorly resourced. Boys have little to no access to after-school programs, are likely to drop out of school, or use drugs or alcohol—which dramatically limits their future success.

InspireDR provides free after-school and summer programs to teach boys practical life skills and instill positive values.

Since 2015, we’ve helped more than 100 boys on their path toward being responsible men, husbands, and fathers.

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Positively Inspiring & Educating Boys

Thanks to our donors, supporters, teachers and volunteers we provide these boys with a safe ecosystem to learn practical skills and positive values.

First, we teach that actions have consequences: attendance, mutual respect, a positive attitude and teamwork are rated daily and good grades unlocks further participation in fun InspireDR programs (like surfing, swimming, summer camp,…).

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Yet, the backbone of our skills training is the free after-school program. At InspireDR boys learn practical skills such ascomputer literacy, English (ESL), public speaking, recycling, swimming, woodworking, lifeguard training, entrepreneurship and more.

The results we observe are often incredible!

Mark Twain

Both our team and the parents see the boys’ self-esteem and confidence improve quickly, along with their academic performance and behavior at school and at home. They come to see themselves as valuable and worthy, which translates into respectful relationships, particularly with girls and women. Their career and income opportunities expand, and they develop the desire and means to serve their community.

BOYS WE'VE HELPED

CURRENTLY IN OUR PROGRAM

WAITING TO GET IN

What About Girls?

We focus on boys, because we care for girls too. But in 2015, when we started InspireDR, nothing was being done for boys in Cabarete, as there were several excellent and well-funded non-profit organizations already focusing on girls.

But also, the truth is that for Dominican girls to move past stereotypical roles as domestic laborers and family caretakers, and to escape pervasive domestic violence, they need the support of boys and men.

Hence boys need to grow up as responsible and open-minded men, husbands and fathers to help women break through the glass ceiling.

Become part of the InspireDR family and make a positive and lasting impact on these boys’ lives:

  • Sponsor a boy” is InspireDR’s entry-level, $49 / month program which enables us to welcome a boy into our program sustainably and keep him progressing all year long.
  • Donate any amount to help keep our program alive and thriving.
  • Volunteer with InspireDR, locally or as a visiting volunteer.
Our finances are independently audited and all donations are spent to educate the boys. Guaranteed.
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