Special Olympics

UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS®

Special Olympics

UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS®

Special Olympics

UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS®

Special Olympics

UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS®

UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS®

The Unified Schools Program developed by Special Olympics is designed to promote Unified Sports®, physical activity and health. The program provides classroom and community experiences that reduce bullying and exclusion, combat stereotypes and engage young people in activities that lead to improved behavior and school climate.

WHY
UNIFIED
SCHOOLS?

WHY
UNIFIED
SCHOOLS?

Special Olympics schools programming is creating a Unified Generation who are leading the charge to re-imagine and create communities in which all people are included and accepted.

SEE THE INCLUSION FOR YOURSELF!

THE PROOF IS IN THE

PUDDING

Preliminary research suggests that Unified Champion Schools® have more RESPECT for DIVERSITY, better SOCIAL and CIVIC LEARNING, and strongerschool CONNECTEDNESS and ENGAGEMENT.

of high school seniors say that Unified Champion Schools® activities are changing their school for the better.
of students without intellectual disabilities (ID) who participate would feel comfortable carrying on a conversation with a student with ID.
of students said that their school should continue the Special Olympics Unified programming.
of students learn that standing up for something they believe is the right thing to do.
of students generally regard participation in the program as a positive turning point in their lives.
of school staff feel that the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® program has made a big impact in reducing bullying and teasing in their schools.

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