our teams transform school culture.
When we started Generation Spirit, we believed that inclusive spirit teams would give students with and without disabilities a chance to prove themselves. We didn’t realize then that those teams would simultaneously give entire school districts and surrounding communities chance to prove themselves — to show the world what they're made of and what they value. The results from our annual impact survey indicate that, since starting a Generation Spirit team, students have driven powerful, positive changes.
>90% of advisers agree:
Students with and without disabilities have formed genuine friendships
Positive interactions between students with and without disabilities have increased in the hallway, lunchroom and classrooms
Interactions between students with and without disabilities have been more respectful and accepting
The team is a source of pride for the school and community
GENERATION SPIRIT teams send a message that everyone at the school will be accepted and respected.
"The community as a whole has rallied around and been inspired by what we've done. Each member of [our team] has become more and more confident.
URBANDALE HIGH SCHOOL, IA
"True and authentic friendships have formed. [Our students] are sharing their lives with each other - in the cafeteria, at dances, and in the classroom."
TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL, OH