HOW IT WORKS
Each week, we have multiple scheduled workshops with partnered organizations that we drive the mobile workshop to. We park the mobile shop, get it ready for a workshop and have fun building and connecting with youth for a couple hours. It's that simple!
Legacy 2 inspire started in February 2021. At that time our founder, Andy, was 2 years into a battle with stage 4 Appendix cancer and doctors told him to expect about 6 more months. As Andy reflected on that news and his life, he felt there was still something he could give back. Andy grew up with access to tools and people to show him how to use them. He believed he could use the tools he had accumulated and the skills he had learned to provide those experiences to youth who otherwise wouldn't have them. That's when Legacy 2 Inspire was born.
After some miraculous medical procedures, Andy has been blessed with more time to continue building Legacy 2 Inspire. The trailer was acquired, built out and started being used for workshops in July of 2023.
In the summer of 2023, Tim Koivisto officially joined Legacy 2 Inspire as our full-time Executive Director! Tim has spent the past 25 years building entrepreneurial teams and when he and Andy met in the fall of 2022, they quickly locked in on the shared vision of Legacy 2 Inspire. Extreme professional burn-out was impacting Tim's health in a negative way and he knew it was time to rethink how to apply his skills to focus on a mission-driven life. That reflection, combined with experiences and observations of youth while raising teens, instilled a deep conviction that it’s up to adults to work together to show up differently for our next generation. Tim brings years of business experience to help us create organizational focus in a way that will help deliver top-notch workshop experiences and extend our ability to reach more youth across Minnesota.
We believe that it is everyone's responsibility to consider the legacy they will leave. We also believe it is our job to teach, mentor and inspire the next generation to explore their creativity. Hence, we all have a Legacy 2 Inspire.