Leading Inclusion through Sports in Nicaragua
José and Arlen are Special Olympics Youth Leaders who attended the 2020 Special Olympics Latin America Regional Youth Leadership Summit and are leading a Youth Innovation Project aimed at promoting social inclusion through sport competitions in schools. Through this project, José and Arlen will introduce sports programing to study and work-day centers for people with intellectual disabilities. At the end of their project, José and Arlen will host a national sporting event to celebrate. Additionally, José and Arlen plan to launch two awareness campaigns through social media to engage the community at large.
Over the course of nine months, José and Arlen hope to engage 10 new Unified Schools and 6 new Unified Sports Clubs. Inspired by the lack of inclusion on and off the sports field at the schools in their area, José and Arlen will bring Unified Sports to many people who are passionate about competition. José and Arlen are inspiring the Unified Generation to take initiative to include in all areas of their life.