Fifth-graders teach sports to younger children with special needs

04/18/2011 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

An initiative at a Florida elementary school has fifth-grade students working with kindergarten students -- some of whom have special needs -- to learn basic athletic skills. The effort is part of the school's Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, which trains the fifth-graders to serve as mentors to the younger students and help them learn basic skills in coordination and sports.

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