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Duration

Multi-day

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Seasonally (Spring, Fall)

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an inclusive sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport and motor skills, like running, jumping, balancing, kicking, throwing and locomotor movements. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. Children of all abilities take part, and they all benefit. 

What's Needed To Complete

First, please complete the online volunteer registration form at the link here: https://soma.vsysweb.com/pages/tool/live.webapp:2022BELMONTSPRING Next, complete and submit a https://www.specialolympicsma.org/resources/forms-downloads/Class A volunteer form to Special Olympics MA via email, mail or fax. Email: mailto:ops@specialolympicsma.orgops@specialolympicsma.org Mail: 512 Forest St, Marlboro, MA 01752 Fax: 508-481-0786

Special Requirements

Must be ages 14 or older. Experience working with children with intellectual disabilities preferred but not required. Willing to drive up to 30 minutes, one day a week, for a 6-8 week time frame (varies by program site).

How It Makes A Difference

Through Young Athletes, children learn how to play with others, learn to share, take turns and follow directions. These skills will help children in family, community and school activities.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

Complete and submit a https://www.specialolympicsma.org/resources/forms-downloads/Class A volunteer form to Special Olympics MA via email, mail or fax. Email: mailto:ops@specialolympicsma.orgops@specialolympicsma.org Mail: 512 Forest St, Marlboro, MA 01752 Fax: 508-481-0786 For more information, contact Eric at mailto:eric.archambault@specialolympicsma.orgeric.archambault@specialolympicsma.org. Fill out https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLH0AcwsCixnnLVyidpD5YTu70rUb1HWl7jtL0YGpn9wLaaw/viewformthis Create the Change®impact form when you've completed the activity.

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