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Beyond Sports

Athlete Leaders

The Power Behind The Mission

The Special Olympics for Athlete Leadership Curriculum provides useful, practical techniques and tools that help athlete leaders to use their voices to be inclusive, strategic, and effective in making positive change and drive the Special Olympics movement towards our global vision.

The curriculum includes topics on leadership, governance, volunteerism, and technology. Athletes completing the Athlete Leadership courses will be educated in an array of topics that directly relate to their lives and their interests and benefit them physically, mentally, and socially.

Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Program also empowers athletes to explore opportunities to enhance and expand their participation as:

  • Coaches
  • Officials
  • Spokespeople
  • Board members
  • Committee members
  • Volunteers
  • Fundraisers

Leadership opportunities in which athletes can serve are available as members of

  • Athlete Input Councils
  • Global Messengers/Athlete Ambassadors
  • Health Messengers

If you are interested in more information about the Athlete Leadership Program and Curriculum, please contact Joanne Drumright at [email protected]

If you would like to nominate an athlete to enroll in the Athlete Leadership Curriculum and become a Special Olympics Tennessee Athlete Leader, please fill out the Athlete Leadership Application below.