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PROJECT OVERVIEW

SAF Clubs are school or community-based inclusion education, leadership, and service clubs for youth/teachers, parents, and community members that want to connect with peers and have fun while learning about inclusion and taking action to build a more inclusive world.

WHO

Students (Elementary through College), Teacher Sponsors (Youth-led clubs), Parents, and Community Members

WHERE

Score A Friend Clubs take place in school or community sites – such as workplaces, churches, or recreation centers.

WHEN

Club Registration is open annually in August and Club Reports are due annually in May.

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WHY

Persons with disabilities face discrimination and barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis with others. People with disabilities are often excluded or segregated in separate settings away from people without disabilities - leading to a lack of friends, education, jobs, recreation, and housing.  To solve this problem, we need to change the cultural mindset around disability, and build inclusive opportunities within our schools and communities that bring people together to reach their greatest potentials. To do this, we need SAF Clubs in schools and communities to inspire, educate and activate a new generation of inclusive leaders committed to building an inclusive world. 

club BENEFITS

  • Impact lives by promoting inclusive schools and communities

  • Learn about inclusion and how to be an inclusive person

  • Gain leadership skills and collect community service hours

  • Earn Service or Leadership Awards

  • Stand out on college and job applications and as a leader in your community

  • Join a movement! Meet new people, have fun, and SCORE a friend!

 

TYPES OF CLUBS

YOUTH

  • School-based  - (elementary school through college)

  • A minimum of 5 Youth Leaders

  • A Teacher Sponsor or Advisor per school policy

  • Clubs are encouraged to partner with their school SAF Parent-led Club for support, advocacy, and fundraising.

  • •Youth leaders are encouraged to liaison with area Special Olympics/ Youth Activation Committee to create a Special Olympics Unified School

  • •The SAF Resource Page provides School Approval Forms for first year clubs

PARENT

  • School-based - (preschool through college)

  • A minimum of 5 Parent Leaders

  • Clubs are encouraged to partner with the school PTO/PTA and/or serve as a Booster Club

  • Clubs are encouraged to partner with their school SAF Youth-led Club to provide support, advocacy, and fundraising

    •Clubs may partner with a SAF Community Club to build school and community networks for inclusion

COMMUNITY

  • Community-based - in work places, advocacy organizations, churches, recreation centers, youth or adult leadership groups, etc.

  • A minimum of 5 Community Leaders

  • Clubs may partner with a school-based SAF Parent-led Club to build community and school networks for inclusion

 
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