Did you know that 50% more Special Olympics athletes have jobs than do their counterparts who are not involved in Special Olympics? Special Olympics works with the Campaign for Disability Employment to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.
“Because” is a new, inspirational video public service announcement for What can YOU do? the Campaign for Disability Employment. The PSA shown below challenges viewers to rethink how they perceive career prospects for youth with disabilities and to recognize that we all benefit when young people with disabilities are able to develop their skills and talents into successful careers. Learn more about the Campaign for Disability Employment.
Yesterday, we had the privilege to celebrate an incredible journey. A journey in competition and workmanship. Glenn Drude, Jr. was honored at a reception for his 25th year as an employee of Special Olympics Louisiana!
Family, friends, and dignitaries, including the Mayor’s of Hammond, LA and Ponchatoula, LA, were on hand to honor Glenn for his dedication to SOLA. Timothy Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics, also wrote a personalized letter to Glenn thanking him for his 25 years of service to Special Olympics Louisiana.
Here is to another 25 years, Glenn!
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell
People are busier today than ever. The kids have to be shuffled from event to event, work day hours turn into night time hours, meals have to be prepared. How can you give back to your community when you have so much to do? Is there ever time for fun? How do you decide to become involved in your community? What does an organization do to make you feel needed and valued?
– Pat Carpenter Bourgeois,
President and CEO of Special Olympics Louisiana