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Youth Leadership

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Provides young people of all abilities the opportunities to be agents of change in their classrooms, schools and communities. By developing their leadership skills help students find their voices and teach them to become change agents in their communities by promoting equity and acceptance. Social inclusion is best fostered when activities within the classroom, school, and community are designed and implemented by a diverse group of students within a school.

FIBA Foundation’s Youth Leadership Programme: Driving Inclusion in Finland and Beyond!

Lauri Aaltonen—a Unified Partner and volunteer with Special Olympics Finland—is working with the Finnish Basketball Federation to drive inclusion forward as part of the FIBA Foundation’s Youth Leadership programme.
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Empowering Global Youth: The Stevens Initiative and Special Olympics Partnership

Stevens Initiative and Special Olympics have joined forces to expand cross-cultural learning experiences for young people worldwide. Leveraging the Stevens Initiative's expertise in virtual exchange and Special Olympics' global network, this partnership aims to empower young leaders, with and without intellectual disabilities, to drive the inclusion movement in the digital age.
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Special Olympics Welcomes the Newest Class of U.S. Youth Ambassadors

The 2023 – 2025 class of Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors were announced after a three-week application process.
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Celebrating Special Olympics Siblings

Dive into the stories of three Special Olympics siblings who live to break the barriers to inclusion.
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Unlocking the Potential of Inclusion: Special Olympics Rwanda’s Story

A National Youth Leadership Summit in Rwanda inspires students and local partners to promote Unified Champion Schools in their communities.
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Influencing the Unified Footprints of Tomorrow in Africa Region

Athletes, siblings, and youth leaders held the first-ever joined Regional Youth Leadership Summit and Athlete Congress in Johannesburg - the first summit held in the Africa Region since 2019.
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Youth Leaders Paving the Way for Inclusive Communities

Special Olympics Cycle 9 Youth Innovation Projects Launch
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The Daily Mile and Special Olympics Partner to Promote Year-Round Inclusive Physical Activity

The partnership allows The Daily Mile and Special Olympics to collaborate to offer trainings and share resources that promote physical activity, social and emotional learning, and health promotion year-round.
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Creating Leaders of Inclusion: Special Olympics Egypt's Story

By organizing events, sharing ideas, and advocating for the rights of their peers, the Youth Leaders Council of Special Olympics Egypt is a driving force for inclusion in education and everyday life in the country.
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Special Olympics Germany National Games: A Taste of #Berlin2023

With 13 international delegations travelling to Berlin, the National Games became an occasion to compete, socialize and prepare for the most keenly awaited Special Olympics event of the last few years: Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
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