The Partners Club became active my freshman year. My teacher was sponsoring the club and asked me if I would join. To myself, I thought this would be another inactive club at school. However, I was mistaken. When I took my first trip to the bowling alley with Partners Club this club was unlike the rest. Special is an understatement, this club was life changing! Being the president of the club for the 2006-2007 school year meant I had a lot of responsibilities. I was in charge of planning events, calling meetings, and running the club. In the bowling activity, I was the event coordinator. I planned the trip for thirty students both disabled and non-disabled. As an organizer, I called the bowling alley numerous times to arrange how many students would be bowling, created posters to advertise the event posted around school, and generated a spread sheet of students names who were attending the trip. In order to plan a successful event, I needed a dedicated leadership team. My team consisted of our club sponsor, Mrs. Pirkle, and our three special education teachers, Mrs. Dorsey, Mrs. Stephens, and Mr. Penland. We held meetings once a month before school to discuss various topics about the club. The impact was obvious at my school, everyone could tell that this club was changing lives! Soon, the majority of the school wanted to participate in events sponsored by the Partners Club. While I was president, this club grew from the smallest club at school to the biggest! The school benefitted as a whole; the non-disabled students were experiencing an understanding of how the special needs students think, act, and react. The Partners Club bowling activity became such a success, other schools started hearing about the Partners Club and what it was all about. This led to my school being chosen to demonstrate our program to other county schools. We produced a video of our students interacting with disabled students at the bowling alley. You can see so much excitement on everyone's face. The video was shown throughout the county. As a result, the majority of other county schools now have this program. Not only was the impact at my school, other schools were soon to follow.