Special Olympics Wyoming believes through sports we are able to foster more inclusive school environments. In order to enhance our efforts, our organization is developing an Educator’s Leadership Network (ELN comprised of education professionals from around the state. The purpose of our network (ELN) is to provide insights, direction, opportunities and access to state education conversations, initiatives, forums and collaborations to advance our efforts and policy in practice.
During the 2014-2015 school year, approximately 21,000 youth around Wyoming were exposed to Project UNIFY. With the creation of the ELN, there is an opportunity to significantly grow this number.
There will be professional development opportunities throughout the year including Project UNIFY workshops, State Leadership Conference (November 13-15, 2015 in Douglas), Youth Activation Summits and more!
Are you or someone at your school interested in engaging more youth leaders and improving school climates around the state? If you would like more information on the Educator’s Leadership Network, contact Leeanne Jones.