Outreach & Education

The Iowa High School Athletic Association is proud to provide outreach and educational services for Iowa students and member schools. These programs are in addition to the IHSAA’s athletic offerings.



Friday, January 22 — 1 p.m.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Center for Violence Prevention, University of Northern Iowa will host a webinar featuring Daryl Fort, National MVP Strategies trainer. Mr. Daryl Fort will be joined by state and national thinkers, educators, advocates and practitioners as they discuss and share what it means to be an ally in support of gender and racial equality. This webinar will focus on strategies for secondary schools and agencies who serve teens and adolescents.


Daryl Fort is a leadership and organizational development consultant, racial justice and gender violence prevention activist, speaker and educator. He served 14 years as a political and public policy advisor to a former US Congressman and Governor of Maine. Daryl worked extensively to facilitate leadership and violence prevention training to professional and collegiate athletes and executive leaders in North America, Eastern Asia, Europe, Iraq and Australia.

Guest Panelists

Brad Rose, Director of Activities and Athletics for the West Des Moines Community School District; Kimberly Fitten, Assistant Principal, Liberty High School, Iowa City School District; Ras Smith, State Representative, Iowa House District 62; Jennifer Jacobsen, Director of Sexual Violence Prevention Education at Macalester College, MVP master trainer; Jordan Mix, Deputy Director of Education at Iowa Safe Schools; and Andy Winkelmann, Academic Coordinator, University of Iowa Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS).


Please register by filling out the form below. All registered participants will receive a Zoom webinar access link and password prior to the webinar on Friday, January 22, 2021.


Leadership in Stopping Racism and Gender Violence


The IHSAA has partnered with the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa on a series of social justice and gender equity resources for students, coaches, and educators. Traditionally delivered through in-person workshops and training, these online resources are available from December 2020 for review by any individual or team interested in addressing long-standing issues related to race and gender inequality.


Additional Information

PowerPoint introduction with video for teachers and coaches to share with students

Activities & Scenarios

The Race for Equality

Scenario: Challenging harmful racial stereotypes

Down Over

Scenario: Harassment and social media

Wild Pitch

Scenario: Becoming an LGBTQ ally for justice




More Resources for Leadership in Stopping Racism and Gender Violence



Building Tomorrow’s Leaders: The mission of the Iowa Association of Student Councils is to serve Iowa schools, students, and advisers by providing resources, programs, leadership opportunities through collaboration, education, support and recognition to build tomorrow’s leaders. The IASC is under the direction of the Iowa High School Athletic Association in partnership with the School Administrators of Iowa.



The mission of the Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) is to build the capacity of institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, victim service agencies, law enforcement and the criminal justice system to systematically implement best practice violence prevention and evaluation strategies in collaboration with state, family and community partners. The CVP does this by conducting common bullying and gender violence prevention trainings and workshops with school and community partners.



The Conference Connections program is an effort between the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Ray Center at Drake University. It is structured as a student leadership workshop. Through the partnership of the IHSAA and Ray Center, there is no cost to bring Conference Connections programming to your activity conference.



Annual honors for the highest achieving academic seniors as selected by each member school. This recognition, award by Iowa’s governor since 2003, is presented by Iowa Farm Bureau.



A voluntary statewide community service initiative for high school and middle school basketball programs. Schools complete service projects and may play in a Pride Scrimmage or exhibition.

To learn more about educational services that might benefit your students, coaches, advisers, or community, please contact IHSAA assistant director Chad Elsberry at or 515-432-2011.


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