Unified Leadership

Building from sport, Unified Leadership teaches leaders of all abilities to value and learn from each other, and inspires change to create environments where people with ID succeed in meaningful jobs and roles.

Explore the many resources available through Special Olympics Virginia to achieve Unified Leadership in your community.

Programs Offered at Special Olympics Virginia

Global Messengers

Our Global Messenger training program, sponsored by the Hometown Foundation, offers public speaking and presentation skills training to Special Olympics athletes. Athletes who join are empowered to share, in their own words, what’s so special about Special Olympics.

Athlete Activation Team

Our Athlete Activation Team is made up of athletes interested in representing Special Olympics Virginia, virtually and in-person. Opportunities range from participation in corporate activation campaigns, donor outreach and competitions to joining us at state-level fundraisers, photoshoots, media opportunities and more.
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Youth leadership Council

The Youth Leadership Council provides a chance for 16-20 youth leaders with and without ID to take their passion for leadership to a new level in Virginia. The Youth Leadership Council will use a wide variety of tools to communicate effectively, such as email, social media, video conference calls and youth summits.

Unified Leadership Overview and Training (Coming Soon)

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