Special Olympics Youth Activation endeavours to sensitize the youth in schools by creating opportunities of enhanced engagements with the Special Olympics Athletes , to develop an attitude of acceptance and build communities of Inclusion. The success of the program is rooted in seeding experiments among youth and flipping the power paradigm in instituting radical social change so youth with and without ID directly drive change.
The concept of Unified Sports resonates strongly with the National Education policy 2020 of India that makes Inclusion urgent. While reaching out to schools and colleges, we understand the power of the youth as agents of change. We endeavour to create several opportunities for the youth to engage and interact inclusively on and beyond the sports field, having the youth with IDD share equal space in everything from planning, execution and, participation. A meaningful intervention of the adults in schools, colleges and communities is critical , wherein they encourage and guide the youth , both, with and without Intellectual disabilities.