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Youth Leadership YAC

Inclusive youth leadership is when young people of all abilities are given opportunities to be leaders in their schools and communities. These leadership activities help students find their voices and teach them to become change agents in their communities by promoting equity and acceptance. Social inclusion is best fostered when activities within the classroom, school, and community are designed and implemented by a diverse group of students within a school.

Unified Sports

Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that, too and much more. About 1.4 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way. ESPN has served as the Global Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports since 2013, supporting the growth and expansion of this program that empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to engage through the power of sports.

Whole School Engagement

Whole School Engagement activities positively impact school climate by including all students, teachers, staff, administrators. An inclusive school climate that fosters understanding and respect for all can influence how students think and act within and beyond the school.

Special Olympics Michigan Celebrate State Fall Games  in Month-Long Competition Series 

Athletes prepare for soccer, softball, golf, cycling, and flag football events in the statewide Fall Games events presented by Real Estate One Charitable Foundation

To Orlando and beyond: Team Pontiac honored by City of Pontiac in 2022 USA Games performance

PONTIAC, MI – Pontiac’s Special Olympics Michigan basketball team was honored by City Council for their silver medal-winning performance at USA Games in Orlando earlier this summer. The City Council issued a resolution during a public meeting, honoring the success of Team Pontiac for their commitment to sport and perseverance.

Special Olympics Michigan Rings Closing Bell at Nasdaq ahead of International Soccer Tournament in Detroit

Special Olympics International announces Celebrity Ambassadors lending Support to the Special Olympics Unified Cup Detroit 2022

DETROIT, Michigan, USA, 14 July 2022 – The Special Olympics Unified Cup , presented by Toyota, is pleased to announce commitments from an extraordinary lineup of celebrities and athletes who agreed to lend their voices in support of the hundreds of Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners participating in the Unified Cup.

Celebrate summer with a drive-in movie

In its ongoing quest to support the community, Krapohl Ford & Lincoln will set up a 30-foot drive-in movie screen on their lot and entertain area families on Saturday, June 25, with Disney’s latest animated feature, “Encanto.” 

SHINE AS ONE: A Rewarding Week for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes at 2022 USA Summer Games

Team Michigan’s message on and off the field shined bright throughout the week, cheering on their competitors and one another. The delegation will travel home Sunday with 19 medals in tow, including 10 gold, 6 silver, and 3 bronze. 

Team Michigan Arrives in Orlando for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

DETROIT, Mich. – Let the games begin! The Flame of Hope is officially lit in Orlando, Florida signifying the start of a full week of competition for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, hosted by Special Olympics North America (SONA).

Team Michigan Delegation Announced for 2022 Special Olympic USA Games in Orlando

STATEWIDE, Mich. – More than 50 Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) athletes, Unified Partners, coaches, and support staff have earned a place on Team Michigan for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games hosted in Orlando, Florida this June. 

Save the Date for State Summer Games!

This June, Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) is excited to celebrate one of the biggest events of the year - the 2022 State Summer Games - featuring in-person competition on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. As the first major return since the 2019 State Summer Games, SOMI is excited to announce a large-scale event for our athletes and community members.

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