2019 Global Youth Leadership Summit

Creating a Lasting Legacy

 

The Global Youth Leadership Summit has been an integral part of the Special Olympics movement for over a decade, with the first Summit taking place in Alaska USA, as part of the 2001 World Winter Games. Following the Summit in Abu Dhabi, the Youth Leaders are implementing their innovative ideas of inclusion through youth-led projects in their respective communities with support from Special Olympics and its partners.

 

These 53 projects are a powerful legacy of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games and will positively affect hundreds of schools and thousands of young people around the world - all while working towards a shared global vision: inclusion.

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The Youth

ATISHA AND RAVITA
Mauritius

The experience at the Summit broadened our perspective on how to incorporate social inclusion in Mauritius. This is going to help us promote cultural awareness and lead an effective Youth Leadership Program

VICTORIA
China

The Global Youth Leadership Summit gave me a brand new outlook on the world and provided me the courage and confidence to continue working on my project.

CATALINA AND FRANCISCO
Argentina

I believe that Youth Leaders are the “motor” in charge of revolution, and now is our time to make the change. An inclusive society is possible because we can make it possible!! 

Over the course of 4 days, more than 150 youth and adult leaders from over 35 countries gathered together, making connections, proposing solutions and learning from each other.

Learn about all of the delegations that were in attendance here.

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