In 2015, Joe Ehrmann and Jody Redman, with a grant from the NFL Foundation, implemented a statewide pilot program in partnership with high school athletic associations, educational leadership associations and the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. Since that time, the InSideOut Initiative has partnered with 20 NFL teams in 17 states. With the support of the NFL Foundation the InSideOut Initiative is creating a national movement to transform interscholastic athletics.
The InSideOut Initiative has been evaluated since its inception by the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness.
The InSideOut Initiative is a four-phase implementation process designed to reclaim the educational purpose of athletics in the school communities. The InSideOut Initiative is uniquely innovative because it is the first systems-level intervention to prioritize the social-emotional and character development of student-athletes in high school athletics.
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InSideOut is proud to partner with high school athletic associations, educational leadership associations and NFL teams across the nation. Select a state below to see a comprehensive list of our partners.