I had the amazing opportunity to speak to a room full of high school dance, cheer, and pom girls this past weekend at the Colorado Spirit Coaches Association Leadership Conference.
Colorado Spirit Coaches Association's mission is to support the needs of Colorado coaches in cheer, pom, dance, all-star, and drill teams by uniting, educating, networking, and recognizing the achievements of the athletes and coaches of our Rocky Mountain State.
The Leadership conference educates spirit leaders in developing and maintaining respect between teams in the spirit industry, promotes advocating for the sport, educates how to be an ambassador for the team, school, and entire spirit industry, provides formal training with skills and personal behavior/attitude, and increases development in professionalism within the sport.
My presentation was on Building and Maintaining Relationships in the Spirit Spotlight. I had an amazing group of high school students from all over the state of Colorado. The group was very outgoing and willing to share and ask questions. My presentation was centered on bullying and dating abuse. The girls learned how to recognize if they or someone they know is in an abusive relationship, what the signs of an abusive relationship are, and how to get out of an abusive relationship or help someone who is in one.
At the end of the session, I passed out markers and asked the girls to write what love means to them on their hands or arms.
I got some amazing answers!
Here are the pictures.
"Love is anything! Love is when someone/anyone will be there for you whenever."
Thank you to all the cheer, dance, and pom girls, and thank you to the Colorado Spirit Coaches Association for having me as a guest speaker at your conference.
Best to all,