Growing the Unified Generation in Finland

Anni and Eliel are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Finland who participated in the 2019 Global Youth Leadership Summit. Anni and Eliel will lead a Youth Innovation Project aiming to increase the number of Unified Schools in Finland through school presentations and trainings for new Youth Leaders in the fundamentals of Unified programming.


Over the course of six months, Anni and Eliel hope to engage over 80 students with and without intellectual disabilities as they create five new Unified Schools. By first building momentum for Unified Schools and then training the Youth Leaders who will lead the new Unified Schools, Anni and Eliel have developed a uniquely supportive system for engaging the Unified Generation.