The Young Athletes Global Walk for Inclusion
Celebrate Every Child’s Life With Us
We invite you to take a walk with us, with each step symbolizing a child’s key milestone. Join us in celebrating the achievements of every child, no matter their ability.
Come meet the leaders of tomorrow: the Young Athletes.
Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. It gives children with intellectual disabilities a head start in life, setting the stage for a life of friendships, fitness and learning. Sport and play have the power to shape young minds and help in the holistic development of a child, giving them the foundation to take on the world. Young Athletes provides all children the opportunity to experience the joy of sports, giving them and their families hope and the chance to be part of a larger inclusive team – a part of the Human R.A.C.E.
Be Part of #WalkForInclusion
Help our young athletes’ stories of inclusion travel the world through digital shares! Empower us to achieve this dream by exploring the stories here, sharing them, submitting your very own #walkforinclusion social video, or by making a donation. Every action you take can help make a positive difference to a young life.
STEPS WE’VE WALKED TOGETHER.
Meet Our Young Athletes
“Although I have a disability, it does not define me. My future is bright. The sky’s not the limit, it’s only just the beginning!”
Walk Waves – Stories Of Inclusion
Every Dollar Goes the Distance
Celebrate every milestone and achievement of children with intellectual disabilities. Every dollar donated goes towards helping a young life overcome adversity, creating a more inclusive society, and giving their families hope for a brighter future.
Submit Your #WalkforInclusion Video On Social Media
Help us go the distance and join us on our virtual walkathon by posting your own video on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WalkForInclusion.
Need ideas? Here are some walks we have created to get your creative minds running –
If you’re reading this, it means you are READY to WALK AROUND THE WORLD!
Every social video tagged with #walkforinclusion not only shows your support…
Play A Game And Post Your Video!
You can also take part by playing our new AR filter game for Facebook and Instagram. Post a video of your game with the hashtag #WalkForInclusion.
Scroll ahead for a peek into who your walking buddies are – and while you’re at it, try our super fun filter too!