One of our favorite things to do is to ask the folks we are inspired by what they are inspired by. We’ve shared some of their responses below.

Brannon Jones | Author & Executive Director

Simply… My students! My students are the one thing that inspires me the most. Watching students that I have worked with create opportunities for themselves, persevere through adversity, and reach their goals provides and intrinsic value that is unrivaled. Guiding families through the college preparatory process is a passion and connects my work with an impactful purpose. Each year at our annual college fair, I pull students on stage who have received on the spot acceptance and scholarship offers. It’s my favorite part of of the event. I love celebrating the accomplishments of students in the community. In the last four years we have had 154 acceptances and $6.2 million in scholarship offers at our annual fair. It is moments like our annual fair, graduations, and awards nights that make all of the work worth it. Read more>>

Jasob Butler | Blogger & Side Hustler

I’m inspired by freedom. I want to be able to live a life where I don’t have to answer to anyone. I want to be able to do whatever I want whenever. For example, if I want to fly to Memphis and watch the Hawks play the Grizzlies on a random Tuesday night, I want to be able to do that. If I want to pay for dinner for 10 families, I want to do that. Money allows you freedom. Read more>>

Amy Lyle | Bestselling Humorist & Public Speaker

I’m a comic and a humorist, so the mundane can be quite inspiring. Just sitting in a waiting room at the dentist’s office can be a source of material. Read more>>