“ At just 17 years old, founder Dennis Reed was compelled to create Inspire the Fire as a creative outlet for all, and a path to inspiring Charlotte’s young adults to achieve more in life.
Inspire the Fire Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides students, ages 10 – 19, coaching in artistic development, life skills and community engagement. Each participant, or “Young Professional” as we call them, is required to choose an artistic major of concentration. Current majors include: dance, voice, theater, spoken word, rap and visual arts. Young professionals are guided in their major and supported by our entire team to learn and grow as individuals. We meet and practice weekly and perform in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas year round. Each year, Inspire the Fire helps nearly 400 youth prepare for their future.
Inspire the Fire, Inc. was selected as the “2016 Community Group of the Year” by Leadership Charlotte, and awarded “Inspire the Fire Day” by four Charlotte Mayors. We are also honored to have made it as Finalists on season 7 of America’s Got Talent.