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.
For more than 50 years, SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators and Special Olympics have joined forces to provide inclusive physical education (PE) programs nationwide.
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Special Olympics is proud to announce the next cohort of 108 Youth Leaders for the Youth Innovation Project Initiative.
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As part of a historic initiative to advance inclusive development worldwide for the youth of all abilities, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has provided the Special Olympics movement with a new grant of $8,500,000 USD to launch a Global Campaign for Inclusion in support of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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A Continuing Partnership to Further Work for Inclusion in Education Around the World.
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As the Unified Champion School project spreads around the world, Special Olympics Pakistan hosts Unified Hikes to engage students and community members.
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During the 2021-2022 school year, Hasbro and Unified Champion Schools will support 5 national celebrations to honor schools for their achievement in banner recognition.
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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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