Athlete Leadership Program
Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is excited to reintroduce the Athlete
Leadership Program! We held the first Athlete Leadership Training in May 2018,
focusing on Global Messengers.
Global Messengers are Special Olympics athletes, trained in public speaking, who
help spread the message and vision of the movement as well as the benefits they
have gained by participating in Special Olympics. As leaders and ambassadors for
Special Olympics, Global Messengers communicate the powerful declarations of hope,
acceptance, and courage of athletes around the world. Along with attending and
speaking at Special Olympics events, fundraisers and meetings, Global Messengers are
equipped with a variety of new skills that they can transfer into the workplace, their
school and/or community. Global Messengers are the voice of Special Olympics!
Every Global Messenger is paired with a Speech Coach for the training and subsequent
speaking appearances. Future Athlete Leadership trainings will also include media
workshops, social media and more.
Do you know an athlete that may be interested in our next Global Messenger Training?
Apply and learn more today!
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