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Our History

Since our founding, the Training Team has experienced multiple dramatic transitions and relocations, leaving our current picture of our history a little unclear. This team is doing remarkable work today, but our success is completely derived from the hard work of each and every Trainer who came before us. Please read below to find out how we became Echo Training Team.

LATE 1980's

The PRIDE National Training Team was founded in the late 80's by Lisa Ellsworth 

and it got its start at Central Michigan University.


The need for a training team developed during PRIDE’s transition from a primarily adult organization to a youth based organization. As more middle school and high school PRIDE teams began to emerge, they required training in areas such as team building, leadership, and communication. Thus, the PRIDE National Training team was born.

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