Spread the Word to End the Word, was nominated and won an Louisiana State University Love Purple Live Gold Award. LSU student and Special Olympics Louisiana volunteer Casey Cantrelle promoted Spread the Word to End the Word on its annual awareness day. Hundreds of LSU students pledged not to use the r-word! Now, as a bonus, the campaign will be awarded the 2012-2013 Live Purple Love Gold Most Outstanding Advocacy Award. This award is presented to the organization with the best program that exemplifies dedication towards the welfare of a cause, global topic, or existing social issue. The program selected for this award will have engaged students through creating awareness, providing solutions, and promoting social change. We are excited that the students of LSU agree that the r-word is not cool and must go!
Learn more about Spread the Word to End the Word here
We here at Special Olympics Louisiana are very excited to once again be selected by Special Olympics, Inc. as a Project Unify state! We have several schools across Louisiana that help us with this project and support our efforts for change and inclusion.
Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is an education-based project that uses sports and education programs to activate young people to develop school communities where all youth are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.
What started a few years ago has grown into a huge movement! Many students are creating commercials and programs in their schools to make a difference. Click the blue Project Unify to view all the resources, fact sheets, videos, etc. Learn more about Project Unify