A Unifying Champion in Guatemala
Manuel is a Special Olympics Youth Leader from Guatemala who will lead a Youth Innovation Project aiming to unify people with and without intellectual disabilities through a common role model, a teammate of his named Alfredo. Manuel’s project will include various promotional videos highlighting Alfredo’s determination to achieve his goals, his charisma, his discipline on and off the sports field, and his leadership skills as a unifying and inspiring voice for inclusion in Guatemala. By advertising his creative material through social media platforms, Manuel hopes to increase interest in the inclusion movement and promote Unified Schools.
Over the course of three months, Manuel hopes to engage 25 new Youth Leaders and have his videos of Alfredo reach 600 people. In addition to these goals, Manuel hopes to use this as a fundraising campaign by catching the attention of local agencies and educational partners. By highlighting a new role model for Youth Leaders in Guatemala, Manuel is inspiring the Unified Generation.