A student in his cap and gown.

The #UnifiedGeneration celebrated Graduation 2020 with Facebook and Instagram with the help of NFL player and UCS alum Eddie Yarbrough!

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Diane P. with her students from Burnet Middle School.

On May 5, 2020, we celebrate the hundreds of teachers at the forefront of the Special Olympics movement. The tireless work of teachers across the country continues to inspire us as we work to spread inclusion.

ESPN Top 5 Class of 2019

Miami Southridge Senior High School receiving their national banner.

Take a look a back at the awesome celebrations that occurred throughout this school year to honor our ESPN Top 5 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. To apply to become a Special Olympics Unified Champion School with national recognition reach out to your Special Olympics State Program for more information.


Shaniya and her brother looking off into the distance.

Take a look at our incredible young leaders with and without intellectual disabilities that make up the #UnifiedGeneration

National Siblings Day

This National Siblings Day, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® celebrates siblings who continue to power our movement through love, support, and drive. We want to introduce you to some of the people who, individually and as pairs, inspire us every day.

International Women’s Day

U.S. Youth Ambassador Tajha (right) posing with her two sisters.

This International Women’s Day, we are honoring all of the meaningfully inclusive opportunities created by women throughout Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools by students, educators, administrators and parents.

Megan and Patrick’s Moment

Megan and Patrick smiling at the camera.

Jenni was a unifying force within her family and the wider community. She was super involved in her school and along with her sister Megan, created more Unified opportunities. Unfortunately, Jenni passed away and it left a hole in the hearts of many, especially Megan and Jenni’s brother Patrick. As a Unified pair with a […]

Inclusion Weekly: National Banner Presentation

Two members of an SO College waiving while holding their National Banner.

In the final episode of Inclusion Weekly, we rejoin the members of the Colorado State University Special Olympics College Club to talk about National Banner Presentations. A National Banner School is one that has met the ten standards of excellence set by Special Olympics. The presentations themselves vary from half-time recognition to a whole-school assembly. […]

Tanner’s Moment

Tanner looking off into the distance.

Tanner had a reputation at Fife High School in Washington. His motivation was low and his behavior at school reflected that. This is all until he got involved with the Unified programming at Fife. Being involved in Unified Sports was different than what Tanner expected it to be. He found love and acceptance through his […]

Inclusion Weekly: College Clubs

Group of students from the Colorado State University College Club.

In this episode, meet the members of the Special Olympics College Club at Colorado State University as they show what it means to be part of the Unified Generation while in college. In collaboration with Edmodo, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools has created a series of short videos that display our programming and how it […]