Youth Innovation Grants

Special Olympics is proud to announce the next cohort of 108 Youth Leaders for the Youth Innovation Project Initiative.
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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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It is during these times of the unknown that the need for innovation and creativity emerges. In the following videos, Special Olympics Youth Leaders share how they took on the challenge of a new, virtual normal, and committed to creating innovative projects portraying an uncertain time.
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Special Olympics athletes are known for their athleticism, determination, and all-around inclusion. However, their skills go way beyond the fields and into places like kitchens!
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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.
Around the world, Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities are leading community-based projects for inclusion. Paola and Maria, two Special Olympics youth leaders from El Salvador, share their experiences working together to create change.
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Youth Leaders from around the world took action in 2018 through innovative outlets to achieve inclusive schools and communities.
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Youth leaders have worked with Special Olympics Estonia and the Estonian Lacrosse Federation to organise the country's first Youth Unified Lacrosse event!
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142 youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities are the recipients of a second round of Special Olympics Youth Innovation grants, resulting in 84 Youth Innovation Projects.
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