Category: America Needs Cheerleaders

120 Letters for St. Jude

At cheer camp, teams get the opportunity to participate in the Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity program which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Prior to arriving at camp, cheerleaders are encouraged to get the mailing address of two friends or family members. During camp, letters are passed out that share the mission of St. Jude, where no patient ever pays for treatment. Letter recipients are encouraged to join the fight against childhood cancer by making a donation to the hospital. Tioga Varsity Cheerleader, Isabell Catarino went above and beyond for the kids of St. Jude. In ... Read more

Empty Bowls

All the way up in the tippy-top corner of the United States in Snoqualmie, Washington, the Mt. Si High School Cheerleaders are using empty bowls to feed their community.  In a small, tight-knit town, the cheerleading program strives to provide basic necessities to every student in local schools and allow families to have access to food banks year round.  In just the past two years, the cheerleaders have proudly donated $2,500 to the Snoqualmie local food banks. How? With empty bowls. Every winter, the cheerleaders spend two afternoons designing and creating beautiful ceramic bowls at their local middle schools. Students, ... Read more

Caston Community Service Spreads Spirit

For the cheerleaders in Caston, Indiana, #UCAcamp isn’t just a time to learn new skills and fresh material. It’s also an opportunity to give back to their local community while enjoying some team bonding time. The Caston cheerleading program has made it a tradition to do a community service project every summer during their home camp. “We do our own private camp, so we do lots of extra activities during the 3-4 days to make camp special,” Caston High School Cheer Coach Ellen King said. Caston cheerleaders work on these projects during lunch breaks, before camp starts each day and ... Read more