INSPIRING, CATALYZING AND EQUIPPING SCHOOL COMMUNITIES TO TRANSFORM lives THROUGH PURPOSE-BASED sports
The InSideOut Initiative (ISOI) is a national movement that empowers and equips school communities to implement purpose-based athletics by connecting student-athletes to transformational coaches in a culture of belonging, for their social-emotional character development.
2022 Mid-Year Report
Now in its 7th year, the InSideOut Initiative continues to develop and implement effective strategies and publish their evidenced-based findings as they help reclaim the educational and social-emotional value of youth and high school sports.
A Systems Level Approach to Create a Purpose-Based High School Sports Culture
The Science of InSideOut is a recent publication outlining the five key elements that make up InSideOut’s approach. This report will inform future longitudinal evaluations, measuring outcomes associated with social and emotional competencies, individual- level and organizational-level behavior change, and InSideOut’s implementation process, including Communities of Practice (CoPs).
What is InSideOut?
The InSideOut Initiative (ISOI) is a national movement that empowers and equips school communities to implement purpose-based athletics by connecting student-athletes to transformational coaches in a community of belonging for their social-emotional and character development. Through the evidence-based InSideOut System and InSideOut Philosophy, school communities redefine and reframe the educational value of athletics and activities as a catalyst to develop the human potential of students.
ISOI has developed, evaluated, and implemented its innovative blueprint for systemic change across 17 states, serving school communities to create cultural change in education and interscholastic sports. In 2020, ISOI launched a three-year systems-level longitudinal study to measure the role of interscholastic athletics in the development of the social-emotional and character development of students.