In 2008, our founder helped to create the first high-school based cheerleading squad that includes students with and without disabilities. More than ten years later, the Pleasant Valley High School "Spartan Sparkles" of Bettendorf, Iowa, not only continue to radiate joy and confidence but have also created a ripple effect of inclusion throughout their school and community.  
After seeing the profound impact of the inaugural Sparkles team,
The Sparkle Effect was founded to give students nationwide the tools and resources to start their own inclusive teams.


The result: ​students gain acceptance and confidence, become passionate leaders, and help schools and communities to embrace connection over perfection.

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