Youth Activation Committee (YAC) for Project UNIFY®
The Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is about activating youth to promote school communities where all young people are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. The Wisconsin Youth Activation Committee (YAC) for Project UNIFY® is a select group of student athletes and partners, ages 13-21, from across the state that have demonstrated great leadership and compassion for Special Olympics athletes. They will serve as youth liaisons to the SOWI Project UNIFY Staff in planning and implementing Project UNIFY in schools and communities throughout the state. They will also play an important role in the planning and execution of the Youth Activation Summits.
Youth Activation Summit
Any students in middle or high school are invited to attend the statewide Youth Activation Summits (YAS). A YAS is a summit of youth leaders from around the state, with and without intellectual disabilities, coming together to learn about youth leadership and social justice through Special Olympics sports and activities.