Project Inspire

Inspiring youth success

Project Inspire logoEstablished in 2017, Project Inspire is USA Health’s multi-week, hospital-based injury prevention program which combines trauma center exposure, mentorship and career development. Through an ongoing partnership with the Strickland Youth Center, local juvenile offenders gain unique insight into the consequences of gun violence through tours of University Hospital’s Fanny Meisler Trauma Center - taking them from the trauma bay to the morgue. Participants shadow staff in both clinical and administrative areas of the hospital and complete career planning activities, such as ACT/GED preparation, resumé development and mock interviews. They also receive training in Basic Life Support and Stop The Bleed and participate in community service projects. Aimed to curb violent crime among at-risk youth, Project Inspire seeks to help participants become the best version of themselves.

Project Inspire is possible in part thanks to gifts from our supporters. Please click below to make a contribution to the program.

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▼   Media Appearances and Features

Media Appearances and Features

Project Inspire interview on WKRG5

Project Inspire aims to help local youth


Dr. Ashley Williams on the Echo Stop Live podcast


Project Inspire interview on FOX10

Project Inspire segment on FOX10


Project Inspire presentation at the Gulf Coast Trauma Symposium

▼   Sponsors and Partners

Logo for Cunningham Bounds Trial AttorneysOur friends at Cunningham Bounds Trial Attorneys are our 2022/2023 Project Inspire Full-Filling Food Sponsors. We are tremendously grateful for their support.

We also send special thanks to the following community partners:

  • 100 Black Men of Mobile
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama
  • Bishop State Community College
  • Continuous Learning Center
  • Goodwill Gulf Coast
  • The Honorable Edmond G. Naman
  • Pointe Academy
  • Stewart Memorial CME Church
  • Strickland Youth Center