Throughout the pandemic, we have seen the harmful impact of isolation and exclusion. We have become more aware of the importance of social connection for overall well-being. In 2021, our community took action for inclusion with a focus on building connections to ensure that individuals with and without intellectual disabilities can feel seen, heard, and valued.
This year, we will recognize young people and grassroots leaders around the world who have persevered to create positive change and build a more inclusive future for all. Throughout the year, we will share stories of individuals from our global Special Olympics and Best Buddies communities who have taken action for inclusion and encourage everyone to celebrate champions of change in their schools, workplaces, and communities.
How will you be a champion of change this year? How can you build a more inclusive future for your community? Who are the champions of change in your life?
Follow along on social media @PledgeToInclude and join us in celebrating our 2022 theme: Champions of Change!