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Samuel Lara

Member, Global Youth Leadership Council – Special Olympics International

Samuel is 19 years old from Southern California, USA. Sam has been active with Special Olympics and the Unified Champion School Program for 7 years. He started in High School playing Unified Basketball and Unified Bocce and was the team manager for Unified Soccer and Track and field. Sam also participates in Special Olympics community programs. Sam has held leadership roles since high school. He was Co-President of the Unified Club in High School, a U.S. Youth Ambassador from 2021-2023, and is currently a Global Messenger for Special Olympics Southern California. Sam is a leader of the Unified Generation because it gives him the opportunity to keep spreading inclusion and kindness around the world. 

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