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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.
A high-school student at a Unified School in Senegal shares the impact Special Olympics programming has made on her cousin with Down syndrome.
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A strong partnership with the Greek government ensures that Special Olympics programming will be active in schools all across the country.
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Members of a refugee camp share how Unified Schools have benefited the lives of people of all abilities in their community.
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Youth Leaders around the world share stories from our first-ever VIRTUAL Global Youth Leadership Summit.
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A youth leader in Lebanon shares how a lifelong involvement with Special Olympics shaped her life and why she wants youth of all abilities to participate in inclusive activities.
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Special Olympics (SO) Montenegro took action for inclusion on our Global Day of Activation. Watch the video to learn more about SO Montenegro's involvement with Spread the Word: Inclusion and the impact the campaign has had on local schools and communities.
Special Olympics Cape Verde Youth Leaders Edna and Clenira know that improving digital accessibility is essential to building a more inclusive world.
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For the past five years Simran Sahni, a Youth Leader from Special Olympics Bharat, has been on the front lines of the inclusion revolution.
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Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles boasts quite the resume and continues to set a new standard for what it means to wear the crown.
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Special Olympics Puerto Rico athlete David “El Delfin Boricua” Torres Rivera became the first person with Down syndrome to participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico.
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