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:
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