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Innovation grants are grants awarded to support projects led by young people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to promote inclusion in their school and community. Through Innovation grants, Special Olympics will boldly empower a global Unified Generation of youth, ushering in a new world of inclusion. Projects meet one or more of the following key objectives:

 

  • Create new or further expand existing Unified Schools and Universities
  • Engage new inclusive youth leaders
  • Drive suitability and quality in youth/school-based programming.

 

Student leaders at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena spent time at the end of the year writing innovation grants to drive sustainability, and engage new youth leaders in the movement. Student leaders Kimberly Solorzano and Melanie Garcia wrote the grants to expand a project called Unified Game Day and put a Unified Victory Garden on campus. With the help of teachers Delores Whiteside and Carol Stonaker, Kimberly and Melanie will lead the Sam Rayburn Unified Champion Schools Club through implementation of these new projects as well as complete grant reporting requirements to SONA.

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