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Athlete Leadership Programs

Through sports training and competitions, Special Olympics helps people with intellectual disabilities achieve joy, acceptance and success. They gain the confidence that comes with achievement. They feel empowered. Our Athlete Leadership Programs can take athletes even farther -- as leaders and spokespeople respected in their communities.

 

Athlete Leadership Programs

 

ALPs offer athletes the opportunity to take active leadership roles both on and off the playing field through self-directed, meaningful participation in virtually any aspect such serving on Boards of Directors, officiating competitions, or coaching other athletes, athletes also excel as spokespersons, team captains and officials. 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring New Challenges

 

As Special Olympics athletes gain in confidence and feel empowered, they often seek new challenges. They want to build on their successes, including their social skills.

They can become mentors for other athletes. They can train to become coaches and officials. They can also move toward a more public role as a speaker or spokesperson, telling audiences and journalists  about the remarkable changes that Special Olympics helped bring to their lives.

 

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 roles give athletes a voice in shaping the Special Olympics movement, and a chance to spread the word about the transformations Special Olympics can bring to individuals and families. The Athlete Leadership program also provides a way for athletes to showcase talents and interests that may have gone unnoticed, such as public speaking.

 

Many athletes choose to undergo training to learn presentation skills so they can help spread the message of Special Olympics to the general public. Some are selected by the Board of Directors to serve as Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers. 

 

Other athletes have an interest in discussing programming and policy. Athletes who serve on the Special Olympics Boards of Directors help the movement set priorities based on what athletes want. Athletes also share their perspectives on how well Games are run, and their wisdom about how to spend Special Olympics resources.  

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Special Olympics MENA Regional Headquarters:

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Eng. Hany Mahmoud, Board Chair

Dr. Zohair Ammar, Interim National Director 

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