Saturday, November 11, 2023

NIRMV Recognized by State of Michigan with Special Tribute

Adding to our annual celebration in November of National Inspirational Role Models Month, NIRMV was recognized by the State of Michigan with a special tribute. Signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, NIRMV was commended for efforts "to advocate for the importance of role models and inspire Michiganders to seek success, overcome challenges, and achieve their full potential." See the Special Tribute (PDF).

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

NIRMV Honors Hassan El-Amin with Goal Achiever Award

Hassan El-Amin is a NIRVM director and Music Advisor/Consultant - and so much more.

NIRMM 2023 Legacies and Legends Salute

Join us online for a tribute to Historic Role Model Zora Neale Hurston. Featuring Romare Bearden and Babatunde Oltunji, plus story telling by Ms. Gwen.

Just go to at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023.

National Inspirational Role Models Month Legacies and Legends Salute invitation

Saturday, October 7, 2023

NIRMV Recognizes Senior Center with Milestone Award

St. Patrick Senior Center in Detroit has been serving seniors age 55 and up for 50 years.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

NIRMV 1-2-3 Book Club Selection #5

The fifth selection of our Enlightening Reads Series is Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neal Hurston. Get inspired by reading a legend's autobiography. Share and discuss the book. Then watch for the debut of the NIRMV 1-2-3 Reading Inspired Experience #3 in November on our Book Club page.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Reading Rewards Stay At Home Party IV

Our fourth edition of this popular event for kids ages 3 - 17 will take place on Saturday, August 5. the theme is Gaining Inspiration from Legacies and Legends. To receive an age-appropriate activities kit, send the following to by Friday, July 14:

  • Participant(s) name and age(s)
  • Name and postal address of the adult authorizing participation

Reading Rewards Stay At Home Party IV flyer (PDF)


Tuesday, May 23, 2023

It's Time to Nominate an Inspiring High School Grad

Join our salute to high school graduates of 2023 by nominating a grad you'd like featured on Just email the following info to nirmvdetroit@gmail with 2023 Inspiring Grads in the subject line by Friday, June 30:

  • Photo, name and graduating school of the honoree
  • The graduate's new school, declared major and any plans

Please share this flyer (PDF) and spread the word!



Friday, April 21, 2023

Celebrating National Poetry Month: A Reading of Poem by Langston Hughes

NIRMV invites you to join us in celebrating the beauty of poetry with this reading of Poem by Langston Hughes.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Insights into Enlightening Reads Series #4

Enjoy this 1-2-3 Book Club video slideshow with insights into Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America by Reverend Al Sharpton.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month: Meet 11 Inspiring Heroes

If you're not familiar with the names Alice Coachman, Alexa Canady or Robert Smalls, Black History Month is a great time to change that. Learn about these trailblazers and eight more in 11 inspiring Black American heroes you might not know about, but should.

NIRMV 1-2-3 Book Club: The Enlightening Reads Series, #4

Selection Four features Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America by Reverend Al Sharpton. To receive an email with a related opportunity, email NIRMV at with Selection 4 Reader in the subject line by Thursday, March 16, 2023.