Ponaganset HS: A Case Study

Ponaganset High School in Rhode Island is a great representation of what it means to be a Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion School. These are schools that have met the 10 standards of excellence. Ponaganset High School also created the Inclusion Pledge. This pledge was created during the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics and has been taken around the world by supporters.  This film highlights all three components that make up a Unified Champion School. The three components are Unified Sports, inclusive youth leadership and whole school engagement.

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Ilana Drake, UCS Correspondent

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“Ponaganset High School in Rhode Island represents an inclusive school. Ponaganset has seen progress in the community by being a Unified School. The Unified program has opened doors for inclusion in the school ranging from sports to classes. Unified has helped develop each person in the school’s community. By being a Unified School, students are able to contribute to the larger Inclusion Movement. This video shows how one program can touch many people’s lives. I hope that we can continue to inspire other schools to join the Inclusion Revolution through the Unified program.” – Ilana Drake, UCS Correspondent (New York)