Lorenza and Matias are siblings and Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Paraguay who are leading a Youth Innovation Project aimed at raising awareness about intellectual disabilities in their community. Through this project, Lorenza and Matias will plan a series of webinars where they will welcome experts in various fields to speak on how disabilities are included in their respective fields. The hope of these webinars is to create a space where young people and their families can understand more about how areas such as the legal, educational, and health systems interact and affect those with disabilities.
Over the course of 6 months, Lorenza and Matias hope to welcome 50 new Youth Leaders. Lorenza wants the Unified Generation to know that is a gift to be a part of this movement. Lorenza was inspired by her brother, Matias to be inclusive and to join him in making a difference in the lives of people with ID and their families in Paraguay. By sharing knowledge and spreading awareness, Lorenza and Matias are inspiring the Unified Generation to spark passion amongst the youth in their community and involve as many people as they can.