Inspire SE WI’s Network Meeting took place on the 25th of May, hosted by Junior Achievement. Over 70 individuals from local businesses and organizations, as well as school district staff and students who’ve benefited from the partnerships Inspire has helped build attended the event. The Network of individuals, companies, and school districts present got to hear from our student and business panel, moderated by Mark Sabljak, Milwaukee Business Journal.

We would love to thank all those that participated in the panel, Linda Coorigan, Northwestern Mutual (Not shown), Teri Shaver, Price Engineering, Karen Jonsen, GE, Maddie Minik, student at New Berlin West HS, Nicholas Jackson and Talejah Witcher, students at Bradley Tech HS.

We also honored the pioneers of Inspire SE WI – who’ve worked tirelessly this year to help us grow. The 2016 Inspire SE WI Awards went to the following four people/organizations: Outstanding School of the Year: Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School. Accepting on their behalf, Guidance Counselor, Meghan Obligato

Maddie Minik, a junior at New Berlin West High School was chosen as Inspire SE WI’s Outstanding Student of the Year for her active participation in Inspire.

Milwaukee 7 was named Inspire SE WI’s Outstanding Community Partner of the Year for their work in spreading the news about Inspire’s impact. Their award was accepted by Susan Koehn, Director of Industry Partnerships.

ManpowerGroup was awarded Outstanding Company of the Year for their willingness to help young people prepare for the workforce. Accepting on their behalf is Pam Brown, Community Investment Program Manager.

New Berlin West High School Senior, Andrew Moy, was the winner of Inspire’s Student Video Contest. Andrew’s video highlighted the three major ways Inspire can further student’s career exploration process – learning about local companies, asking professionals in the field questions about their careers, and participating in career-based learning activities. His video featured his classmates Nicholas Brown, Jenni King, and Josh Kryszewski, as well as New Berlin Eisenhower counselor Jesse Annoye. Watch all of Andrew’s video on Inspire’s website at

Inspire Southeast Wisconsin would like to thank all of their partners and network that attended the event and those that worked with the Inspire tool this year to further students’ Academic and Career Planning process.