Global Youth Engagement

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.
Special Olympics Tanzania leverages partnerships with sport federations and the Tanzania Scout Association to engage millions of youth in inclusive sport and education.
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Learn to Lead with the #UnifiedGeneration
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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is hosting the Digital Youth Summit: Inclusion in Action on May 7, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00PM ET for all middle and high school students.
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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools offers free resources to help students and educators reenter the in-person school setting with an inclusive mindset.
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Thanks to virtual opportunities and support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, two unique new regions in Mexico will join the movement of Unified Sports and Unified Schools.
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Special Olympics Kenya coaches and athletes lead Fit 5 workouts on a national education broadcast during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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High schoolers participating in the Play Unified : Learn Unified project in Chile took on a new type of competition this winter: storytelling.
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Special Olympics Chairman of the Board Timothy Shriver honored Special Olympics Vermont soccer player Troy Daniels in a moving tribute after Troy passed away at the age of 40 due to a lifelong battle with heart disease.
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This article talks about the two coaches that were selected for the SONA outstanding coach award.
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At Special Olympics, it is our mission to celebrate inclusion at all times—no matter the setting. This belief has been even stronger in the past year with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and growing need for virtual connections.
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