As we reflect upon 2017, the word that comes to mind is Blessed. We have been blessed by the incredible partners who’ve committed to joining us on this journey—organizations and individuals with tremendous influence to help shape the lives of young people across the country. We want to use this space to thank you for the commitment you’ve made to reclaiming the purpose of education-based athletics this year.
We’re grateful for…
… The National Football League Foundation and the NFL team leaders we have had the privilege of working with and who have taken an active role to create a better world. The growth and strides of the InSideOut Initiative is a direct result of your support and for this we are filled with gratitude.
… The Minnesota State High School League and the multitude of state athletic associations across this country working tirelessly on behalf of the student-athletes who participate in education-based athletic and activity programs. You have opened your arms to this opportunity—the leadership and assistance of these partnerships have been critical to the success of this Initiative.
… Transformational athletic administrators and coaches who work with student athletes every day—they are the people in the trenches who wear multiple hats and have myriad responsibilities. Together, we’re building a movement full of caring adults committed to making a difference in the lives of our students.
If you’re reading this, you’re part of what’s made the InSideOut Initiative grow to reach 16 NFL markets, 11 states, 1,958 schools, and thousands of individuals. Thank you for your leadership, your partnership, and your support. We’re looking forward to another inspiring year of growth and impact in 2018, and are grateful to be on this journey with you.