Special Olympics Asia Pacific

Regional Youth Leadership Summit

Special Olympics Regional Youth Leadership Summits bring together Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) at the Regional level. Through workshops and training, young people are given the tools and skills necessary to be leaders in their communities. The East Asia Youth Leadership Summit was held November 13th - 16th, 2019. Youth Leaders heard from speakers speakers, participated in an Inclusive Youth Leadership Workshop, and even visited the Great Wall! With representation from 13 Special Olympics Programs across four Regions at the Special Olympics East Asia Regional Youth Leadership Summit, the impact of the event will continue into the future. The 19 delegations are excited to lead the future of the Unified Generation in their home countries with the new information they have learned!

Regional Youth Leadership Summits

"I am very glad to have witnessed the amazing spirit and passion of youth throughout the three days of YFI. I've learnt a lot, especially how to communicate with an involve persons with ID in the things we do. Thank you for this wonderful experience!"

-Anges Lee, Youth For Inclusion Intern

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GLOBAL IMPACT OF SOAP SUMMIT

95 Youth Leaders

Trained

13 Youth Leaders

Involved in Planning

14 Programs Engaged

at Youth Summit

15 Sponsors, Partners,

and VIP's Engaged

190k+ Social Media

Impressions

100%

of participants were very satisfied with their project consultations with advisors

85%

of participants were satisfied with the team building activities

100%

of participants felt very satisfied with their experience pitching their projects

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Grace and Jack

Special Olympics New Zealand

Grace and Jack are two Youth Leaders from Special Olympics New Zealand who are leading a Youth Innovation Project focused on increasing post-school opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Their Youth Innovation Project will focus on providing travel opportunities to and from sport and social events, both geographically and socially, to decrease feelings of isolation and increase opportunities for inclusive activities. Grace and Jack have been active participants in their Special Olympics New Zealand Clubs, and with most spread across the country, they have seen others face challenges when going to events because of travel.

SOAP Summit Final Report 

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