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Inspiration Wall

Inspiration Wall: Identify People Who Expand Possibilities is an activity of 30 or more minutes where participants create a visual artwork based on people who inspire them and broaden their horizons.

Planning and Preparation: This activity works with 10-15 participants. It takes at least 30 minutes, and perhaps more, depending on how much time the group devotes to the visual aspects of the collage. You’ll need paper; pens or pencils; flip chart paper or white board; markers; poster board or display board (optional); glue sticks, glue or tape; computer or printer for printing photos, quotations, or other artifacts found online (optional); paper of different colors and textures and other art supplies to decorate a collage (optional). If possible, identify a wall space where the collage can stay up. Or as an alternative, create a display board, binder, or book that can be pulled out again in the future. See facilitator notes for dealing with issues that may arise, such as someone choosing a harmful person or polarizing figure.

Developmental Relationship Element: Expand Possibilities.

CASEL Competencies: collaborating, responsible decision-making.

Objective: Build and strengthen relationships among participants and between participants and leaders. Deepen understanding of Expand Possibilities in Search Institute’s developmental relationships framework.


Inspiration Wall

Resource Audience


Resource Type


Read Time

Under 5 Minutes



# of Participants

11-20 Particants

Task Group Size

Independent Whole Group (Any Size)

Task Length

16-30 Minutes 31-60 Minutes