Álvaro Brochero is an athlete from Special Olympics Venezuela in the Latin America Region. Álvaro participates in soccer and has participated in two “Copa América” representing Venezuela. He has been involved in Special Olympics since 2010.
Álvaro’s participation in Special Olympics is not limited to sports. In addition to sports Álvaro is a National Manager for Special Olympics Venezuela. Since 2020 he has been the president of the Regional Athlete Leaders Council in Latin America.
Álvaro is grateful to be a part of the Special Olympics family which has given him many opportunities to grow as a person and be an example for other athletes.
“Be persevering in what you are passionate about, and you will find a path full of success and opportunities”- Álvaro Brochero
Álvaro’s grant plan is to help athletes develop basic leadership skills which will prepare them to have leadership roles in Special Olympics and the community. With the goals of more participation and inclusion, he hopes to empower participants as future leaders. To develop leadership skills, Álvaro will use the Special Olympics curriculum (Introduction to Athlete Leadership and Understanding Leadership) as well as the advanced modules (Understanding Emotions, Engaging with Others, Leading Conversations, Time Management, and Unified Leadership). He plans to review and adapt modules when necessary to fit in with the national Special Olympics program. With the help of the Youth Activation Committee Álvaro will select at least 20 participants. He also wants to educate athletes on leadership roles that are available to them. This will help empower athletes and unified partners as future leaders. To evaluate the success of his project, Álvaro plans to compile intermediate and final reports.