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InSideOut Best Practices: Lightridge High School in Virginia

We love hearing directly from leaders implementing InSideOut strategies about how becoming an InSideOut school has positively impacted their school communities. To celebrate the work being done by InSideOut partners, we occasionally highlight their values-based leadership and culture-changing efforts here on the blog. Today, we’re featuring the work of Athletic Director Jason Treon and the…

InSideOut Initiative Kicks Off In Missouri

On November 18, in partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs, Missouri State High School Activities Association and the NFL Foundation, educational and athletic leaders from across the region gathered virtually to build consensus on reclaiming the educational purpose of sports and set the stage for implementation of the InSideOut Initiative in Missouri. As the COVID-19…

InSideOut Initiative Kicks Off In Arizona

On October 28, in partnership with the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) and NFL Foundation, educational and athletic leaders from across the region gathered virtually to build consensus on reclaiming the educational purpose of sports and set the stage for implementation of the InSideOut Initiative in Arizona. As the COVID-19 pandemic introduces a significant…

InSideOut Initiative Partners with NFL Teams for Training Sessions for High School Football Coaches

In partnership with the NFL and NFL Foundation, Joe and Jody are training high school football coaches and ADs from states that have been sidelined until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The four-part virtual training series, called InsideOut Coaching High School Football, will help coaches nurture their transformational leadership for the development of…

PL’s Reetz part of organization aiming to transform current sports culture

The InSideOut Initiative aims to transform the current win-at-all costs culture in sports to more of a personal growth and development for today’s young athletes. Prior Lake High School Athletic Director Russ Reetz said he’s proud to be a small part of that goal as one of the organization’s athletic director partners. “My involvement with…

Staying Connected: Social Change

As we consider the role that athletic administrators and coaches play in the lives of young people, it’s critical that we do our own inside work and find our voice. Sports have always been a metaphor for social change, and have served to elevate the inherent value and worth of every human being. Now more…

Staying Connected: InSideOut Opportunities in the Coming Weeks

The InSideOut Initiative exists to support and equip school communities across the country in making transformational culture change that prioritizes the well-being of student-athletes. We want to assure you of the steps we’re taking to keep our communities safe, and about some upcoming opportunities that will help our partners stay connected—to each other, and to…

Vikings Support InSideOut Initiative’s Transformative Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS — Winning isn’t everything. NOR is it the only thing. This revision on an old saying is paraphrasing the message of the InSideOut Initiative, which officially launched in Minnesota on Monday when dozens of school administrators at the district, school and school board levels gathered for a one-day forum. Minnesota is the 14th state and 17th NFL market…

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InSideOut Initiative Kicks Off Where it All Began

On February 10, the InSideOut Initiative officially launched in Minnesota with a wide range of partners, including the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), the NFL Foundation and statewide education leadership associations, such as MSBA, MASA, MASSP, MNIAAA, and Minnesota State High School Coaches Association (MSHSCA). Vikings Youth Football Manager Madison Cortese…

InSideOut Initiative Officially Launches in Minnesota in Partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and the NFL Foundation

The InSideOut Initiative—a nonprofit aimed at transforming the “win-at-all-costs” sports culture in communities across the country—will launch February 10 in Minnesota, in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), NFL Foundation and statewide education leadership associations including MSBA, MASA, MASSP, MNIAAA, and Minnesota State High School Coaches Association (MSHSCA). Powered by…