This program is for teens with special needs in Jeffco Public Schools. This program was inspired by The Sparkle Effect. The Sparkle Effect is an innovative, student-run program that helps high school students across the country create cheerleading or spirit squads for students with special needs.

The Wildcat Sparkles is committed to give teens with special needs a way to be involved in an extra curricular activity  while improving social, communication, and physical skills. The program is being conducted at Arvada West High School in Arvada, Colorado. 


Patricia Molholm                                                        Sponsor

Carissa Smutz                                                  Faculty Coach

Serena Chance                                                          Manager

Bessie Rosenberg                                     Peer Coach Captain