Walton Inspires was founded in 2015, by two brothers who understood the importance of making solid connections with young people. They recognized that young people were at their best when their voices were centered and they felt fully supported. With those foundational elements in place, the youth they mentored thrived; graduating from high school on time, going off to college, and staying in college once they got there.
As a result of their success, Walton Inspires has become a leader for mentor training and specializes in the culturally relevant and critical application of mentoring and youth development. We help mentoring and youth development organizations be more effective in working with marginalized youth populations like LGBTQ youth, Black and Latino youth, Immigrant youth, and low-income youth.
In addition, Walton Inspires provides professional, career-oriented higher education, career preparation skills, and technical experience to individuals from diverse backgrounds. We proudly offer access and opportunity to motivated individuals who desire to enrich their lives in a personalized and supportive environment. We provide caring and effective teaching and mentoring and engage staff who are passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to student achievement. We build on these strengths to prepare students for successful careers, advanced education, and lifelong learning
Board Members & Staff:
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Board of Directors
Varion Walton is a Graduate of Sam Houston State University, earning a MBA in 2015. His experience includes 4 years in Health Care Management and over 6 years in non-profit/business administration. He received his License in Skilled Nursing Administration in 2016, and has served in various roles including Assistant Administrator, Interim Administrator, Business Office Manager and Director of Business Services since then. He is a Lifetime member of SHSU’s Alumni Program, as well as a member of Walker County’s Optimist Club to name a few. When not working, Varion spends his time volunteering for the local community.
Experience: Health Care Management – 4 years | Non-Profit – 5 years | Business Administration – 6 years| Insurance Consultant (Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, and Managed Care) – 4 years | Notary Public – 4 years
Darion Walton, MBA, currently works as a hybrid educator as a professor and teacher in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, he works as an education consultant for non-profits. He currently teaches Web Technology, Videography, App Development, and Digital Interactive Media using a hands-on, learn by building approach. He has worked with community organizations such as Boys and Girls Club, Walton Inspires and S.M. Wright Foundation to promote youth wellbeing and technology education by connecting K-8 and High School students to community members in service learning projects. When not working, he uses MIT App Inventor to teach design thinking and making skills to youth and adults.
Experience: Education – 7 years | Non-Profit/ Business Administration – 5 years | College \ Career Advising – 4 years | Insurance (Life, Health, Supplemental) – 3 years | Notary Public – 4 years
Britannica Scott – 6yrs medical field – 5-education administration
One thing she have learned as a teacher is that you must first learn who your kids are mentally in order to teach them academically. She hopes to continue to inspire them as they have inspired her.
Britannica Scott is a results driven educator with over 5 years of experience in education administration. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Scott holds a Master of Science in Computer Technology.
Experience: Medical – 6 years | Education Administration – 4 years | Notary Public – 6 years
Rosalin Lambey earned a Master of Science in Counseling from Sam Houston State University. She supports students of diverse backgrounds and helps them navigate various academic financial, and personal issues. She facilitates presentations for faculty and student organizations over topics that include Study Skills, campus resources, and Academic Support programs
Education – 6 years | College \ Career Advising – 6 years |
I have been the ED for 2 years and in the profession of Early Childhood Education nearing 23 years. We have a wonderful complement of staff; dedicated and truly amazing at what they do.
Community and Social Services Manager
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Education Center Manager
Nutritional Services and Food Bank Manager
Business Office Manager
Program Coordinator / Marketing Director