Special Olympics East Asia

Regional Youth Leadership Summit

Regional Youth Leadership Summits

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, 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!

"We will bring what we have learned back home and use them along the way in order to create an inclusive society!"

-SOEA Youth Leader

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IMPACT OF SOEA SUMMIT

49 Youth Leaders

Trained

18 Youth Leaders

Involved in Planning

13 Programs Engaged

at Youth Summit

13 Sponsors, Partners,

and VIP's Engaged

50k+ Social Media

Impressions

90%

of youth participants felt the inclusive youth leadership training was helpful. 

96%

of participants were very satisfied with their Youth Leadership Summit experience.

89%

of youth participants feel they learned skills they will use in other areas of their life

Project Spotlight

Bulgan and Zaya

Special Olympics Mongolia

Bulgan and Zaya worked together to lead their Youth Innovation Project with the goal of expanding the Unified movement and creating the first Unified Champion School in Mongolia. The pair started a program called “Life Hackers” to increase connections between students with and without disabilities at the university. They brought university students from the National University of Mongolia and special school graduates together for an after-school type program in order to let university students teach special school graduates daily life skills.

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SOEA Summit Final Report

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