An Inclusive Floorball World in China
Xiumin and Jindong are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from China who participated in the 2019 Global Youth Leadership Summit. Xiumin and Jindong will lead a Youth Innovation Project establishing a Unified Floorball club called STAR Club. STAR Club will bring together students with and without intellectual disabilities to play, learn, and have fun together. Xiumin and Jindong will organize team-building activities for their club members and events with other floorball teams in the area to create a more inclusive floorball community.
Over the course of six months, Xiumin and Jindong will hold weekly Unified training sessions, organize formal floorball games against other teams and share the project through social media. More than 150 youth with and without intellectual disabilities will be engaged in the project and countless more will learn about the club and its mission through media outlets. The network for inclusion created through Xiumin and Jindong’s floorball initiative will help to grow the Unified Generation.