Unified Pair Kat N’ Nat Report On Their Experiences in Seattle and Abu Dhabi!

Katie Hut and Natalie Green from SO Utah with their arms around one another at the airport, both have on red Special Olympics t-shirts.
Katie Hut (left) and Natalie Green (right) from Special Olympics Utah prepare to go to Abu Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games!

Katie Hut and Natalie Green are best friends from Special Olympics Utah and have had some amazing experiences this past year. First, they participated in the Youth Leadership Experience at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle and also served as social media correspondents for Special Olympics North America at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

You can follow their incredible journey here.

Through experiences like the Youth Leadership Experience and World Games, Katie and Natalie have developed their storytelling skills and have developed their own voices as leaders of the Unified Generation. They were even interviewed by Humans of New York and Natalie got to share how Special Olympics and “living unified” has changed her life. Katie and Natalie are proof that Inclusive Youth Leadership opportunities lead to long-lasting friendships.

Three million young people participate in 6,500 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® across the US with support from the US Office of Special Education Programs at the US Department of Education. These young people make up the Unified Generation. They are taking personal ownership within their schools and communities to ensure that everyone has the right to play, learn and live together through shared leadership opportunities of students with and without intellectual disabilities. To learn more about the Unified Generation, visit: https://www.generationunified.org/