Here at Special Olympics Wisconsin we see firsthand that when our athletes and our youth of Wisconsin work together to make a change, something amazing happens.
The Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is about activating youth to promote school communities where all young people are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.
Each year, students in middle school or high school are invited to attend a Youth Activation Summit. This summit brings together youth leaders from around the state, with and without intellectual disabilities, to learn about youth leadership and social justice through Special Olympics.
Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) help to train athletes to serve in meaningful leadership roles other than, or in addition to sports. They offer athletes an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the Special Olympics movement in Wisconsin.