Special Olympics Arizona’s Athlete Leadership Program empowers athletes to develop their skills, utilize their voices, influence change, educate, and become leaders in their communities.
ATHLETE INPUT COUNCIL
Special Olympics Arizona is made up of six Athlete Input Councils, one in each area of the state, where athletes provide crucial feedback and ideas for strengthening our mission and organization. This council gives Special Olympics athletes an opportunity to be agents of change in this movement and in their own communities.
Global Ambassadors 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 Olympic Arizona’s programs. As leaders and message-bearers of the movement, Global Ambassadors communicate the powerful declarations of hope, acceptance, and courage of Special Olympics athletes around the world.
Health Messengers are athletes leaders who practice healthy habits and are trained to: educate and influence their peers to lead healthier lives; provide feedback and direction on wellness programs and resources; and become leaders who advocate for Inclusive Health for people of all abilities.