Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs)
Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) train athletes to serve in meaningful
leadership roles other than, or in addition to sports. They offer athletes
an opportunity to participate as partners in all aspects of the Special
Olympics movement in Wisconsin.
Athlete Interest Form
- Global Messenger Workshop
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
- Download the ALPs Brochure
- Read the ALPs section from the Agency Manager's Handbook
- Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Athlete Application for 2012-2015
- LETR Athlete Position Description
- LETR Escort-Mentor Criteria
If you would like to get involved with ALPs,
Contact Jeanne Hrovat, Senior Director of Field Services & Initiatives
Direct Line: (608) 442-5673 or Toll Free (800) 552-1324 ext. 5673.
Goals of ALPs
Allow athletes self-determination of how and in what roles they will participate in Special Olympics.
Provide our athletes with the training and certification, where appropriate, to properly prepare them for success.
Include athletes in meaningful positions of influence and leadership throughout the organization to help determine policy and set direction.
Provide training and education for existing leadership as we welcome and encourage athletes in their new roles.
Recognize athletes' ability to contribute in these roles in a meaningful way by holding them accountable to all Special Olympics Wisconsin policies, rules, and standards.
- Better self-confidence
- Help prepare athletes for jobs
- Help prepare athletes to live on their own
- Increased ability to make personal decisions
- Improved friendships and family relationships
- Athletes on the Program Board of Directors
- Athlete Congress or Input Councils
- Athletes as Coaches and Officials
- Athletes as Donors
- Athletes Employed by Special Olympics
- Athletes as Newsletter/website Contributors
- Athletes as Global Messengers (Speakers Bureau)
- Athletes on Local, Regional or State Committees and Management Teams
- Athletes as Mentors to Other Athletes
For more information, contact
Jeanne Hrovat, Senior Director of Field Services & Initiatives
Direct Line: 608-442-5673
Toll Free: 800-552-1324