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Youth Leaders Answering the Call to Build Back Better

It is during these times of the unknown that the need for innovation and creativity emerges. In the following videos, Special Olympics Youth Leaders share how they took on the challenge of a new, virtual normal, and committed to creating innovative projects portraying an uncertain time.
Edna and Aldina stand together in front of a poster featuring Aldina.

COVID-19 has profoundly affected the lives of people around the globe—including our youth leaders. Everyone has had to shift how they learn, work, play, and interact with others. Now more than ever, the need for innovation and creativity is now. This past year, Special Olympics Youth Leaders took on the challenge of COVID-19 by creating projects that portrayed their new reality—inclusion in their homes, schools, and communities in a virtual setting.

This upcoming week, as part of the UN’s observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we are going to hear from Youth Leaders in six of our Regions who represent a new wave of creativity, and who are helping to reinforce the need for inclusion during this time.

Cycle 5 Youth Innovation Projects
Celebrating these Youth Leaders on this International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Check out each of the Regional videos below!

Special Olympics East Asia – Sou Sing Ieng (SO Macau) & Genmao Gao (SO China)
Special Olympics Europe Eurasia – Edna & Aldina (SO Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Special Olympics Latin America – Fabricio & Gabriel (SO Argentina), Olivia & Thomas (SO Chile)
Special Olympics Middle East/North Africa – Soukaina Sahi & Mohcine Zaam (SO Morocco)
Special Olympics North America – Chassity & Granville (SO Virginia)

Join us in celebrating these Youth Leaders on this International Day of Persons with Disabilities and learn more about the Cycle 5 Youth Innovation Projects.

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