Showing the Beauty of Inclusion

Adrijan and Benjamin are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Slovenia who will lead a Youth Innovation Project to encourage inclusion and spread the Special Olympics movement by recruiting new Youth Leaders and increasing Unified programming in their area. Adrijan and Benjamin will work with local schools to make more Unified teams and educate students on intellectual disabilities, respect and acceptance.


Over the course of 12 months, Adrijan and Benjamin will help establish four Unified Schools and one Unified Champion School as well as engaging around 10 new Youth Leaders. Adrijan and Benjamin will document their progress on social media, showing the world the beauty of inclusion and making over 1,000 social media impressions. By empowering new Youth Leaders, helping Unified Schools and spreading inclusion over social media, Adrijan and Benjamin are growing the Unified Generation and showing that the greatest change occurs when people come together to work as a team.