Athlete Leadership

Special Olympics Athlete Leadership allow athletes to explore opportunities for greater participation in our movement beyond sports training and competition: as coaches, officials, team captains, spokespeople and Board and committee members. These types of leadership roles give athletes a voice in shaping the Special Olympics movement, and a chance to spread the word about the remarkable transformations that Special Olympics can bring about in individuals, families, and communities.

Become an Athlete Leader

Special Olympics Vermont offers Global Messenger training to help athletes develop skills in public speaking. Upon completion of the training, Global Messengers have opportunities to speak to businesses, sponsors, schools, and other community groups about the impact Special Olympics has had on their lives.

Become a Mentor

The first step to becoming a Global Messenger is to connect with a mentor. Mentors help athletes complete the training and prepare for upcoming events.

For more information please contact Caitlin Jenkins