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 […]

Rashaan’s Moment

A close up photo of Rashaan.

Rashaan found his passion for basketball growing up after moving around in his childhood. It wasn’t until college where he found his community through Special Olympics Unified Sports. His Unified teammates at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have defined his college description. All around the country people experience life-changing moments when they finally see/feel/grasp […]

Inclusion Weekly: Inclusive Workplace

U.S. Youth Ambassador Sydney working in her transition program.

In this episode, we follow U.S. Ambassador Sydney from Massachusetts in her transition from graduating high school to getting a job in the workplace. In collaboration with Edmodo, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools has created a series of short videos that display our programming and how it can be implemented in any school setting as […]

Inclusion Weekly: Unified Physical Education

Students Donzel and Alyson posing for a picture during Unified Physical Education class.

U.S. Youth Ambassador Donzel from Illinois explains the benefits of Unified Physical Education. In collaboration with Edmodo, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools has created a series of short videos that display our programming and how it can be implemented in any school setting as explained by our U.S. Youth Ambassadors.

Inclusion Weekly: Unified Sports

Two soccer players working together to dribble the ball down the field.

U.S. Youth Ambassador Sydney from Massachusetts shows the importance of Special Olympics Unified Sports through interviewing students at her former high school. In collaboration with Edmodo, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools has created a series of short videos that display our programming and how it can be implemented in any school setting as explained by […]