Sports and Performance Programs: Support for the Social-Emotional Wellness of Students
July 10, 2020
Sports and performance programs are known to bring communities together in fellowship and support. But as school district leadership teams ponder the budget shortfalls and the financial implications for the coming year, these important programs are sometimes the first to be eliminated. Join Virginia High School League Executive Director John “Billy” Haun, National Federation of State High School Associations Executive Director Karissa Niehoff, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s David Wyrick for a discussion on the financial implications of sustaining these types of activities and the important education-based role these programs provide to students.
Presenter Biographies – Adam Lustig, Dr. David Wyrick, Dr. Karissa Niehoff & Dr. John “Billy” Haun
The InSideOut Initiative (ISOI) is a national movement that empowers and equips school communities to implement purpose-based athletics by connecting student-athletes to transformational coaches in a nurturing community for their social-emotional and character development.
National Federation of High Schools Association (NFHS)
The NFHS is the national leader and advocate for high school athletics as well as fine and performing arts programs. The NFHS writes playing rules for high school sports and provides guidance on a multitude of national issues.
Positive Coaching Alliance
The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of creating a positive, character-building youth sports environment that results in BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE.
Positive Athlete is a celebration of young athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances, given back to their schools and communities in a significant way, or have an infectious positive attitude that makes everyone around them a better person.