Global Youth and Education

Special Olympics believes that in order to create lasting attitudinal change across the world, the focus must begin on today’s youth. As part of a concerted strategy to ensure the movement reaches as many young people as possible, in all demographic settings, Special Olympics has built model including, Unified Schools, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Whole School Engagement.
Earlier this year, Special Olympics Russia convened its first-ever Athlete Leadership Council as part of the country’s pioneering Leadership Project involving athletes, coaches and families!
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Special Olympics MENA youth are prioritizing the inclusion of persons with disabilities as a critical need of the hour.
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Detroit announced as the host city for the 2022 Special Olympics Unified Cup.
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Special education teacher Ramona works with Special Olympics Romania to provide opportunity for her students with and without disabilities.
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Cairo student Farah, whose sister Hana has intellectual disability, aims to spread inclusion at her university and within her community through Special Olympics Unified activities.
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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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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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