The White House launched a cool program today called “Champions of Change: Winning the Future Across America” in which they recognize “ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things.” The official press release says the series will be “profiling Americans whose work is helping our country rise to the many challenges of the 21st century” and that each week they will “invite individuals from many walks of life to the White House to meet with Administration officials and share with us what they are doing to build a better tomorrow.”
We’re incredibly excited and proud to share that Special Olympics’ own Kathryn Clark has been recognized as a Champion of Change! Please watch her profile video and join me in congratulating Kathryn!
After serving as a Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer in Sierra Leone from 1968-1969, Clark became an area coordinator for Special Olympics in North Carolina. She returned to the Peace Corps in the 1980s at the request of founding Peace Corps Director Sargent Shriver, where she became the first Volunteer to launch a Special Olympics-based service project. Clark led efforts to establish Special Olympics programs in Jamaica, even recruiting and training the Volunteers who work with athletes.