Inspire Teen Reads is a youth initiative founded by a diverse group of high school students who love all things to do with literature and the literary world. As an organization founded at the intersections between a love of reading, a desire to engage with the community, and a goal to empower the youth, we understand the importance of showcasing the youth as a voice of influence, and the power of young people to spark transformation.




We at Inspire Teen Reads understand that literature enriches life in a variety of ways. It promotes empathy and worldliness, critical thinking, and a sense of "the big picture." It teaches life lessons and reconnects us with our own humanity. Thus, it's important that teens carry on a lifelong interest in reading. We at Inspire dedicate ourselves to helping in this journey.


As social media and school absorb more of our lives, many of us abandon this once-cherished hobby. Our goal is to help teens explore their passion for literature and to inspire through the power of reading. We offer events such as our Annual Book Pitch Competition, which allow teens to meet like-minded youth as well as published authors. Teens can also contribute to our blog and follow our social media handles, which offers book recommendations and insightful, first-person reviews.