Engagement

Lead to Include—Regional Youth Leadership Summits
Over the past year, more than 250 Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities gathered at 6 Regional Youth Summits to build a more inclusive world - starting in their own communities.
Students carry the Unified Champion School Banner at Papillion A Vista South High School
How Students With and Without Intellectual Disabilities Can Thrive in a Socially Inclusive Learning Environment
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Teacher Jennifer Paolantonio with Chairman Tim Shriver at SXSW EDU 2019
Whether from school or from home, the teachers of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® ensure that meaningful opportunities are present for students of all abilities in and out of the classroom.
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Athletes and representatives standing together holding a sign titled Meaningful Involvement.
Strategic investments build nonprofits' capacity to integrate project management into programming and operations
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A large group of students sitting on bleachers.
Hasbro and Special Olympics Partner for Unified Schools Programming
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Tim Shriver sits next to female student at a high school assembly.
Timothy Shriver and Roger P. Weissberg defend Social and Emotional Learning in an article published by the education journal Phi Delta Kappan.
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A mother with her arm around her young son, leaning against him and smiling.
This has been a breakthrough year for my son Ali. Until four years old, no school accepted him into any programs. They would say that he was not social, that he would not get along with other children, and that he did not perform well in their school setting. Ali never wanted to go to school, he hated it.
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Cover page of the Global Youth Engagement Impact Report. Photos of youth engaging in Special Olympics around the world.
Special Olympics Global Youth Engagement seeks to create inclusion in schools and communities around the world through the empowerment of youth, families, teachers, and other supporters.
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Two young man standing side by side, the young man on the right is waving to someone off camera.
In 2019, Isak Langfors and Olle Ekman from Uppsala in Sweden had a simple dream—to ensure that young people with intellectual disabilities in their city could experience the joy of football.
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Tanner standing in a field looking off into the distance.
When Tanner first joined Special Olympics Unified Sports® at Fife High School, his perceptions of what it would be were wrong. But so were Fife’s perceptions of Tanner.
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