InSideOut Georgia, in partnership with the NFL Foundation, Atlanta Falcons, Georgia High School Association, Georgia Athletic Directors Association, and Atlanta Public Schools, kicked off in August 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. More than 140 educational and athletic leaders were in attendance and shared their thoughts about intentional leadership and providing a healthy sports culture.
Dr. Robin Hines, Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association, said: “We are excited to support a program that will bring to the forefront good sportsmanship and the true purpose of school-based athletics. While winning is important, we would like to lose the ‘win-at-all-costs’ mentality that has become so pervasive in our society today. The greatest benefit of sports should be the relationships and life lessons that can be learned from friendly competition.”
Phase 1 training for Georgia will continue in October 2019. Special thanks to all of the incredible educational leaders who attended to learn more about reclaiming the educational purpose of athletics in our school communities. We look forward to continuing transformational partnerships!
Atlanta Public Schools is thrilled to be a part of the InSideOut Initiative as we continue to expand our minds to create a great culture of success. Our student-athletes deserve the very best from our coaches and athletic directors.Jasper Jewell, Athletic Director of Atlanta Public Schools