As part of my experience at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeonchang, Korea, I spoke at the Global Youth Activation Summit where young people, along with Special Olympics athletes, learn how to lead Special Olympics programs in their schools and community.
I enjoyed meeting lots of young people and hearing about their experiences in trying to introduce Special Olympics Project Unify in schools in Serbia, India, Romania, Austria and Italy.
And after hearing from many of them, combined with my years of involvement in Special Olympics – I am certain, young people – especially like the dedicated, passionate and determined ones I met at the summit -- are the source of solutions for many of the obstacles we face in schools and communities.
I encouraged them to continue to do the great work they are doing – to do the right thing – and if that means breaking the rules – then do it!
About Ray Lane, Special Olympics Board member: Board member, and long time fan and friend of Special Olympics