Our Impact
Impact Lead
Every day, our athletes inspire people everywhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. Learn more about the power Special Olympics has to make real change all around the world.
Athletes, coaches and Unified partners in Nigeria participate in 21-week Unified Sports® program thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
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On World Youth Skills Day, Special Olympics is proud to announce the sixth cycle of Youth Innovation Projects.
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Special Olympics and the Lions Club International Foundation celebrate a 20 year partnership.
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Read the stories of just a few of the athletes, peer partners, Youth Leaders, coaches, teachers, parents and organizational partners around the globe leading the charge for inclusion through Play Unified: Learn Unified.
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Special education teachers Ms. Lai and Ms. Ciou have watched their school community grow and thrive through Unified Sports in Taiwan.
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In Brazil, Play Unified: Learn Unified has helped bridge the gap between brothers Samuel and Fabio, who have had vastly different educational and social experiences.
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Youth Leaders in Indonesia are taking advantage of the virtual world by hosting webinars surrounding content creation and inclusion.
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During the pandemic, Special Olympics Chile coordinated with Chile's National Ministry of Education to create a virtual physical education curriculum for students of all abilities.
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Deogratis, a physical education teacher in Tanzania, uses Unified Sports to spread inclusion in his school community.
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Outside Athens, Greece, a yearly, student-run MATP event brings together private school students and local youth with disabilities.
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During the pandemic, Special Olympics Chile coordinated with Chile's National Ministry of Education to create a virtual physical education curriculum for students of all abilities.
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Special Olympics Mexico has partnered with AMEXCO, a Mexican education organization, to train teachers across the country in inclusive education practices.
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