YAP’s Year in Review
The Young Athletes Program has had a tremendous academic school year! With numbers surpassing where they were pre-pandemic, Young Athletes has proven to be a welcoming and needed program for our Future Champions! In the past year, SOMD has seen the growth of our Young Athletes At-Home Program championed by at-home educators through Early Intervention Services. Our Young Athletes families are equipped with their own adaptable equipment kit, lesson plans demonstrated by their at-home educator, SOMD Program support , all free of charge. The Young Athletes At-Home Program has become a great resource for family education, community integration, and we can’t forget, FUN! SOMD welcomes our Young Athletes and their families into a lifetime of participation with Special Olympics!
With the end of the 2022-2023 school year in sight, Special Olympics Maryland is proud to have a year in review for our Young Athletes Program!
- 3,663 total Young Athletes
- 1,033 have an I.D.
- 12 Local School Systems
- 80 Schools
- Utilized by classroom teachers, PE teachers…etc. for indoor recess, brain breaks…etc.
- 260 Total Young Athletes
- 11 Counties
- Utilized by Infants & Toddlers programs, PTs, OTs, SLPs, …etc.