Inspiring learning is more than a program or higher-education jargon. It’s a synthesis of the university’s mission and a summation of the goals of a BYU education. It goes beyond preparing students for exams, academics, and careers. It aims to prepare them for eternity.
Donors have been integral to the success of inspiring learning. What started with a few donations in 2016 has become a $78 million endowment that President Worthen hopes will reach $120 million before long. In the 2020–2021 academic year, even with the uncertainties and disruptions of an ongoing pandemic, more than 6,800 BYU students enjoyed experiential and mentored learning opportunities.
Our mission is clear and simple. It can, in one sense, be captured in the phrase “inspiring learning.” —President Kevin J Worthen