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About the Georgia Steppers League (GSL©)
The Georgia Steppers League (GSL©) is the Metro Atlanta pioneer organization dedicated solely to participants in local stepping programs where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, participants are able to build character, leadership skills, and enhance their academic performance in preparation for success in the real world. Through direct partnership with committed adult coaches, judges, mentors and educators, participating students develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, such as skills as performers, choreographers, leaders and team members while promoting healthy living through exercise and healthy eating choices. Founded in 2009 by former middle school step team coaches, the Georgia Steppers League’s membership has grown from 8 founding teams and coaches in various Georgia counties, to over forty area teams boasting over 500 members throughout the state of Georgia. In this, its third year of full implementation, the league seeks to reach each county in the entire state of Georgia in an effort to recruit, support and establish more programs in the state. In addition, the league is in the process of assisting South Carolina in the chartering of a subsidiary organization that will be a partner in the fiscal year ahead.
The Georgia Steppers League’s headquarters is located in the Metro Atlanta area, with a ten-member Executive Board comprised of founding members, former coaches, certified Master judges, community leaders, health professionals as well as principals dedicated to supporting the GSL© Stepping Movement. In partnership with over 100 community and public school representatives, participation in the Georgia Steppers League affords members and opportunity to enhance their passion and knowledge of stepping and its origins through participation in local competitions which build confidence and character. Additionally, teams are afforded multiple opportunities to represent the entire state of Georgia in Regional and State finals hosted in Georgia each season in addition to National and statewide competitions across the county.
The Georgia Steppers League is in the process of obtaining a charter by the state of Georgia. The Georgia Steppers League is aligning itself to be a vital component of the national movement to outline and showcase stepping in each state. The Georgia Steppers League is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) pending organization.
Georgia Steppers League Mission
The Georgia Steppers League’s platform seeks to:
In the Georgia Steppers League, members discover the fun, friendship, and innovation of working together to achieve a common goal. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary Fitness camps, teambuilding clinics, community service projects, team choreography exchanges, and parenting workshops, steppers grow to be confident, healthy and cooperative. Participating in step team programs helps students develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making.
According to the July 19, 2001 article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the obesity rate in the state of Georgia is 30.4 percent in 2010, up from 27.7 percent in 2009. According to the Georgia S.H.A.P.E. initiative, overweight or obese children are more likely to develop serious chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and heart problems and are at a higher risk of dying prematurely if their weight is not reduced.
The Georgia Steppers League has adopted childhood obesity as its official philanthropic focus embracing strategies to reduce the rates of obesity in steppers in hopes that they will be role models in their schools, churches and community. Further, the Georgia Steppers League is dedicated to using the art of stepping and the involvement of students ranging in age from five to eighteen years old to encourage parents to become a part of the healthy living initiative. In order to meet these goals, the Georgia Steppers League implements the following:
Georgia Steppers League Leadership Experience
The Georgia Steppers League Leadership Experience engages high school students in discovering their leadership and coaching abilities by affording them an opportunity to work with younger teams in the areas of mentoring, choreography and design. Through this participation, junior coaches experience connecting with others, and imparting life skills in their younger teammates. All Georgia Steppers League experiences are intentionally designed to follow John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership.
The Five Levels of Leadership
Three areas for adults to mentor; by providing coaching opportunities, by hosting leadership seminars and by assigning steppers for direct mentorship.
The Georgia Steppers League would like to the many counties, districts, schools, coaches, parents, community leaders and participants who support our mission: to build use the art of stepping as a platform to build character skills and promote healthy living.
We are in need of more partners to join the list of distinguished partners who are committed to helping today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders, or to learn more about institutional giving opportunities, please contact Mr. Landon Brown, Financial Coordinator at . To make an individual donation, please see the "Donate to Georgia Steppers League" section.
Donate to Georgia Steppers League
Your gift to the Georgia Steppers League will help steppers realize their dreams and become tomorrow's leaders. Through your generosity, they will grow into active and engaged members of their communities and develop their full potential in their chosen fields. Join us in helping our steppers.
By making a monetary contribution to the Georgia Steppers League, you help make an immediate difference in the lives of students. Approximately $.89 of every dollar you give goes directly to our programs. If you desire to donate to a specific team in your area, please contact our Financial Coordinator for a complete listing of the teams in each area. We accept many types of donations such as: