Special Olympics Colorado’s Youth Activation Committee (YAC) leads Unified Champion Schools and is made up of young leaders representing middle schools, high schools and colleges statewide. A State Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is a group of youth comprised of members with and without intellectual disabilities from across the state. Throughout the year, this group works together to educate, motivate, and activate youth to become agents of change in their communities and advocate for the respect, inclusion, and acceptance of all people, regardless of abilities. The State YAC uses a wide variety of tools to communicate effectively, such as e-mail, conference calls, Facebook, state summits, and state rallies. The goal of the State YAC is to reach out to other youth to help carry out social justice for all people.

Is the YAC Right For Me?

Are you...
  • A middle school, high school, or college age student in Colorado
  • Looking to promote inclusion
  • Interested in growing as a leader
  • Committed to Unified Champion Schools
Annual Requirements:
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Plan and implement annual Youth Summit
  • Volunteer at Special Olympics Colorado events
  • Be an agent of change

What is the Youth Activation Committee all about?

UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS
We lead Unified Champion Schools programs in schools and across Colorado communities.
INCLUSION
We present sessions on Unified Champion Schools strategies such as how to create a more inclusive climate in schools and communities.
VOLUNTEERISM
We volunteer at competitions, fundraisers and with external organizations in the local community.

When can I join the Youth Activation Committee?

The mid-year membership drive takes place April 1st – May 8th!

Get Involved

Questions? Contact Rick Brady

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