Adding Sparkle to the Lives of Special People
The Sparkle Effect is a program that creates inclusive cheerleading and dance teams that bring together students with and without disabilities. Dianna Watson, the cheerleading coach at Finneytown High School in Cincinnati, decided to implement the program with her squad this year. Brennan Eve, Marissa Murray and Elisabeth Saul are three new Sparkle Cat cheerleaders who are perfect additions to the squad. Offering inclusion opportunities and making sure all kids have chances to participate is key to helping them break down barriers and show their abilities.