These tools will support engaging families in diverse roles in Special Olympics. We encourage you to share them widely with both families and Program staff and be sure to “like” our Facebook page.
The toolkit will continue to be expanded throughout 2013 with the generous funding of Kim Samuel and the Samuel Family Foundation, so check back periodically for new materials.
These tools can help activate family engagement in four areas: healthy homes, volunteering, community building and Young Athletes leadership. NOTE: Please double click to open a file, right-click to save the file.
- Action Tips: (Arabic, English, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish )
- Commitment Cards: (Arabic, English, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish )
- EKS Day Resources
- Strategic Plan Overview for Families
- Video: My Athlete is Terrific (MOV)
- Volunteer Code of Conduct
- Volunteer Training
- What We Do (photo slideshow)
- Impact on Special Olympics: Families
Family Support Network ToolsThese tools target family recruitment and networking focused on peer support, health and early childhood.
Community Builders Toolkit For Family LeadersThe Community Builders Toolkit for Family Leaders provides Power Point presentations, sample materials, templates and guidance for family leaders (both staff and volunteers) to use. The toolkit highlights effective strategies for recruiting, retaining and engaging families to make Special Olympics better for athletes, families and communities. It also highlights core resources accessible in the online Family Support Network e-Library and the interactive components of the site designed to offer additional engagement opportunities across Regions and Programs.
Leadership These tools provide families with examples of leadership activities, opportunities to join a global network and link within and across Regions.
ContactsEach Region has a trained Global Family Leader who can help answer questions about Family and Young Athletes Programming. See the website and Facebook page to learn more about them and what they are doing. For more information contact your Regional office or Barbara Warman, Director, Family and Young Athlete Programs at: email@example.com or +1-202-824-0299