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Youth Activation Committee

What We Do


The Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is a group of youth comprised of members with and without intellectual disabilities from across the state. This group works together throughout the year to educate, motivate, and activate youth to become agents of change in their communities and advocate for the respect, inclusion, and acceptance of all people, regardless of abilities. The goal of the State YAC is to reach out to other youth, promote the Unified Champion Schools Program by talking with school administrators, and to help carry out social justice for all people.

How We Do It   


The Youth Activation Committee will collaborate with the Special Olympics Nebraska office to carry out Special Olympics initiatives, events and activities. The Youth Activation Committee will increase the partnership between youth and adults to reach more people to educate, motivate and activate. Avenues to accomplish these goals include:

• Planning a state-wide Youth Summit

• Planning, promoting and carrying out Spread the Word Inclusion campaigns in their communities

• Providing student perspectives and feedback regarding Unified Sports

• Manage Special Olympics Nebraska Youth Activation Committee social media profiles informing public of events and keeping audience up-to-date in fun ways

Get Involved


To be eligible for the Special Olympics Nebraska Youth Activation Committee, you must:

• Be a High School Student

• Submit the Youth Activation Committee application

• Go through interview process 

• Supply a letter of recommendation from your school

Once accepted, all members must attend majority of Committee meetings and be available to volunteer at Special Olympics Regional and State events.