Youth Activation Committee (YAC)

Youth Activation Committee (YAC)

Special Olympics Utah Activation Committee (YAC) is made up of young people from around the state who work together to promote school communities where all young people are agents of change. YAC members provide advice and counsel on strategies designed to reach other youth, engage in and promote Special Olympics activities in their home environments, communicate the initiatives of Special Olympics Project UNIFY®, and network with other youth.

This volunteer group works together throughout the year to educate, motivate and activate youth and advocate for the respect, inclusion and acceptance of all people, regardless of abilities.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Youth leadership that collaborates with the YAC’s respective State office to carry out Special Olympics Utah initiatives, events and activities.
  • An increase in partnership between youth and adults — to reach out to more people in order to educate, motivate and activate them to become more involved in Special Olympics Utah and its initiatives.
  • Involving youth in leadership to provide innovative new perspectives to ensure the continued success of Special Olympics Utah.
  • Youth will have a better understanding of how to reach out to their peers to engage them to Be a Fan of Special Olympics Utah.

Special Olympics Utah YAC Members

      — coming soon

The YAC is compromised of youth in 9th – 12th grades. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Ashlee Chatterton at 801-361-6215 or chatterton@sout.org

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