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What is the Sparkle Effect? The Sparkle Effect empowers teens nationwide to include students with disabilities in school-based cheerleading and dance.

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2 What is the Sparkle Effect?

3 The Sparkle Effect empowers teens nationwide to include students with disabilities in school-based cheerleading and dance programs. Students with disabilities gain acceptance and confidence, become passionate leaders, and help communities to embrace inclusion. Mentors gain leadership, develop friendships with students they might not otherwise meet, and become role models to the Sparkles and the rest of the school community.

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5 What do I need? An unwavering belief that you can make this happen A core group of hard-working, motivated cheerleaders/dancers committed to the program Interested participants in your area Support from your school administration and cheer coach An adult to serve as the Advisor A place to practice safely

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7 Steps to creating a Squad 1.Obtain the approval of your administration, Athletic Director, and Cheer Coach 2.Recruit an Advisor or co-Advisor 3.Form your core group of cheerleaders/dancers 4.Hold a meeting to define the parameters of your squad 5.Develop promotional materials 6.Decide on uniforms (grant?)

8 Steps to creating a Squad 7.Recruit potential participants 8.Hold an informational meeting for potential participants and their parents/guardians 9.Schedule training 10.Begin practices 11.Strut your stuff! 12.Promote your program

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10 Paperwork? Student Commitment Contract There is a sample one in the quick-start kit Helpful to refer back to if/when conflicts arise Registration form There is a sample one in the quick-start kit Make sure there is permission for photographs As a club we do not need to worry about physicals

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12 Tips for a successful practice Consistency is key Safety first Integrate games Watch your language Repetition reaps rewards Prompts propel progress Partner with the parents Focus on fun

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14 Fundraising The Sparkle Effect uniform grant School discretionary funds Athletic boosters PTSA Dosomething.org Rummage sale Community sponsorship ??????????

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17 Questions? Thank you so much!! Amy Wiskerchen 253-373-4208 amy.wiskerchen@kent.k12.wa.us


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