We have several Athlete Leadership Programs for you to sign up for during our STEP into SPRING Challenge. Please take a moment to look at the selection below. You are welcome to sign up for any or all of these programs, all will be done virtually over Zoom by trained learning facilitators.
Please note you do not need a mentor for these sessions, however it would be helpful if you have a parent/caregiver/1 on 1 support person nearby while attending the sessions to assist you with any of the material used during the program.
If you have any questions regarding these programs please contact Program Director, Kim McDonald-Wilkes firstname.lastname@example.org
social media 101
TUESDAY APRIL 20
This program is designed for Special Olympics Athletes to learn how to use various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram safely while staying connected online with each other. Co-facilitated by SONL Program Director, Kim McDonald-Wilkes, and SO Volunteer Katelyn Adey.
video & photography 101
TUESDAY APRIL 27
This program is designed for Special Olympics Athletes to learn how to use their phone/tablet or camera to take good quality video's and pictures to share with Special Olympics Chapters or their local community clubs to help promote and raise awareness of Special Olympics! Co-facilitated by SONL Program Director, Kim McDonald-Wilkes and SO Volunteer Brooklyn Conway.
Athletes Becoming a Reporter
2 PART PROGRAM
TUESDAY MAY 25 AND JUNE 1
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED - SESSION FULL
This program helps athletes build skills in storytelling, technology, and social media. It was created by Special Olympics British Columbia (SOBC) - Victoria's Public Relations Coordinator Andrea Boyes and Public Speaking Organizer Tess van Straaten, both SOBC Coaches and volunteers who are also experienced journalists. This course is a great fit for athletes who like to use their smartphones/tablets and understand social media! This Athlete Reporter program will be delivered on Zoom by Andrea Boyes and SOBC Communications Manager Megan Pollock.
Athletes must attend both sessions to complete this program!
Dollars & $ense
TUESDAY MAY 11
This program is designed for Special Olympics Athletes to learn all about financial literacy! Facilitators from ENACTUS at the CNA Grand Falls-Windsor Campus will lead athletes through an interactive session covering money, banking, needs vs. wants, earning money, tax, savings and much more!
Athletes should select only one session to attend.