Since its founding, the InSideOut Initiative has been proud to partner with 20 NFL markets across 17 states, working with school communities to create transformational change in interscholastic athletics across the country.
The InSideOut Initiative is not a program, it is an evidence-based, multi-year partnership that aligns school communities around the educational and prosocial value of Purpose-Based Sports by:
- Connecting Student Athletes to Transformational Coaches
- In a Culture of Belonging
- For their Social-Emotional, Character Development.
The InSideOut Initiative develops the Five Competencies of Transformational Leaders and Coaches; self-awareness, self-management, relational development, social awareness, moral and ethical decision-making, equipping them with the skills and resources necessary to positively impact the social-emotional, character of their student-athletes.
The Faces project seeks to profile and feature transformational leaders—individuals living the InSideOut Philosophy and implementing the InSideOut System in their daily interactions. The project serves two primary purposes: To highlight the great work being done by transformational leaders, and to help aspiring leaders develop best practices and find ways to apply key strategies in their own school communities.
Liberty High School
EL CAJON, CA
Thank you for what you do for ISOI! I would not be the Athletic Director I am without the support and resources ISOI provides.”- Linn Dunton
goal of becoming an Insideout school
Nine years ago, my husband and I spent a vacation weekend reading Joe’s book. After reading the book, we both knew this would be our Athletic “Bible” and the foundation of what we do at Liberty Charter. My husband is the Assistant Athletic Administrator and he and I have partnered together with our coaches to create a cohesive program that reflects the mission and vision of ISOI. I have attended all the ISOI in-person and Zoom meetings every year. It has taken hard work and support from ISOI to make our program what it is today. Early in the journey, I had a dream and made a goal of being an ISOI school, an ISOI Athletic Administrator, and somehow in some capacity being part of this great organization.
West Park High School
I lead to affirm and guide athletes and coaches on their journey to success!”- John Hildebrand
creating a purpose-based sports culture
The training I have received from Joe, Jody and the InSideOut Team has helped me grow both personally and professionally and has provided me with the strategies and tools necessary to create a purpose-based sports culture. InSideOut has prepared me to lead more effectively and has had a huge impact on our coaches, student-athletes, and our entire school community.
Executive Director of Section One Athletics and SWBOCES
New York, NY
We believe the foundation of the InSideOut Initiative supports the goals of education-based athletics and will enhance the positive experiences that high school sports provide.”- Todd Santabarbara
Athletic Directors currently participating in Leadership 2.0
We are excited to be a partner along with the New York Giants and other education organizations by continuing to offer the InSideOut Initiative to our member schools.
From the field
We are excited to be a partner along with the Green Bay Packers and other education organizations by continuing to offer the InSideOut Initiative to our member schools. We believe the foundation of the InSideOut Initiative supports the goals of education-based athletics and will enhance the positive experiences that high school sports provide.
The InSideOut Initiative is a powerful journey that really reinforces why athletics are an important part of our academic institutions when they are coached and led effectively. Joe Ehrmann and Jody Redman are dynamic teachers and leaders, and we are looking forward to being involved in this initiative every step of the way.
The Packers are proud to support the InSideOut initiative in Wisconsin. Sports can serve as a powerful catalyst to build unity and bring people together, regardless of what the scoreboard says. Being involved in sports during childhood can help kids develop critical skills and learn valuable lessons about teamwork, accountability and dedication. The Packers are committed to encouraging participation in sports to help young people discover more about themselves, their teammates and the world around them.