WHAT IS INCLUSIVE YOUTH LEADERSHIP?

Inclusive Youth Leadership and advocacy provides students with and without intellectual disabilities opportunities to take on leadership roles to promote Unified Champion School activities in the school and in the community.

 

YAC- Youth Activation Committee: is an inclusive group of student leaders throughout the Northern California area who are advocates for promoting acceptance, (no comma) and respect locally on their school campuses and in their communities. These students join Regional YAC’s where they and collaborate about actionable steps they can take to make their schools and communities more inclusive. If you are interested in applying to a YAC in your respective region, click here.

 

 

Partner Club - is a club for students with and without intellectual disabilities that comes together for sports, games, community service, school events, and most of all, to have fun!  Partner Clubs are inclusive school-based clubs (pre-school – Transition and College) that are youth-led and youth-driven.  Examples include Best Buddies, Circle of Friends, Special Olympics club, etc.

 

 

Volunteering - is when an inclusive group of students come out to their local Special Olympics event and volunteer.  Look at the Special Olympics Northern California calendar for a list of events near your area.

 

 

 

ACTIVITY IDEAS FOR INCLUSIVE YOUTH LEADERS

 

Polar Plunge

Fans in the Stands

Respect Campaign