Local teens make it their job to inspire strangers

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Their goal is to inspire strangers.

Dozens of teens took over Monument Circle Sunday afternoon to pass out sandwiches to the homeless and offer encouragement to others.

Decatur Central High School graduate Jenna Drinkard led the #TeamInspire group of young women to pass out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and brightly colored note cards to strangers Sunday afternoon.

"We are here to make the world a better place. We will do whatever it takes," said Drinkard.

The idea for #TeamInspire came from boy band Emblem 3. The group gained popularity on the T-V show, The X-Factor.

The bands' online campaign encourages everyone to inspire themselves and others.

"It's wonderful. It's nice to see the teens do something positive," said grandmother Barbara Hendershot from Greenwood.

The group passed out more than twenty lunches and 100-note cards as they visited with strangers and the homeless.

"It actually makes me want to tear up. I know we are making their day. I am inspiring myself to want to do even more things with it," said Drinkard.

After the girls passed out the sandwiches and inspirational cards downtown, they attended Emblem 3's concert at White River Park.