In Schools

Special Olympics Unified Champions Schools program offers a combination of activities that equip young people with tools and training to create sport and classroom and community experiences that reduce bullying and exclusion, promote healthy activity and interactions, combat stereotypes and stigma, eliminate hurtful language in schools, and engage young people in pro-social activities that lead to more inclusive and accepting attitudes, behaviors and school climate.

Special Olympics Unified Champions Schools

At its core, the program is not just about including students with disabilities, but unifying all students; from adult-led programming to student-led mobilization and action; from sports as recreation to sports as a catalyst for social inclusion and attitude and behavioral change. Particularly salient, students are not intended to simply be recipients of programming, but rather architects of lasting change and community building, where adults serve as allies to youth, rather than managers of youth.

Unified Champion Schools

SO College

Young Athletes

R-Word Campaign