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Unifed Champion Schools

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PROJECT UNIFY

Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is an education and sports based strategy powered by an engaged youth community that increases athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities, while creating communities of acceptance for all.

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Unified Champion Schools is an education and sports based approach powered by an engaged youth community that increases athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities while creating communities of acceptance for all.

A Unified Champion School is comprised of three core components:

  • Inclusive Sports - students with and without intellectual disabilities participate in sports alongside each other.
  • Inclusive Youth Leadership - youth are the pioneers of an inclusive movement - leadership in classrooms and community.
  • Whole School Engagement - entire schools accept and include students and others with ID.

 

Innovation Grant: 2018-2019 School Year

Special Olympics is offering young leaders with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to apply for project-based grants ranging from $1,000-$2,500.  Projects can range from creating a new or expanding an existing Unified School, engaging new youth leaders, and driving sustainability and quality in school based programing.  For more information or to submit your project check out:

All submissions for the first round of grants are due Tuesday, May 1st. 

 

Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Forum                                                                                                               September 24-28, 2018 || Baku, Azerbaijan

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  • Apply! Hurry deadline is Monday, May 14th.

 

How can you get involved?

Learn more about Unified Champion Schools (formerly known as Project UNIFY):

Unified Champion School resources for everyone:

Becoming a Unified Champion School:

 Get started now! Call  (307) 235-3062

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Project Unify

What is Unified Sports?

It’s all about Unity!

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Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle; training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all.

Special Olympics Athlete Oath

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt”