The goal of Athlete Leadership is to empower athletes to develop leadership skills and utilize their abilities to assume meaningful leadership roles, influence change within the Special Olympics movement, and create inclusive communities around the world.
As part of its Athlete Leadership Program, athletes can utilize their voices to tell their unique story on what Special Olympics means to them. The Global Messenger training program offers public speaking and presentation skills training to Special Olympics athletes.
Global Messengers become athlete leaders who communicate powerful stories of hope, acceptance, dignity and courage. They help spread our mission and vision, as well as encourage the community to participate with Special Olympics as an athlete, sponsor or volunteer.