Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® is a program for schools Pre-K through College that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Whole School Engagement.
2020-2021 Letter of Intent - Sign your school up!
AT HOME WORKOUT KITS Available to students in participating Unified Champion Schools, kits aim to help keep everyone active and fit at school or at home. Kits include a backpack with detachable mesh ball carrier, basketball, yoga mat, set of 3 resistance bands, jump rope, workout die, and bonus surprise Special Olympics pin.
DIGITAL YOUTH SUMMIT: Learn & Lead with the #Unified Generation Friday, January 29, 2021
"This Digital Summit is organized into two parts. At 3:00 pm, tune-in to our livestream on YouTube where Special Olympics celebrities and U.S. Youth Ambassadors discuss the importance of inclusive leadership. At 4:00 pm, all viewers are invited to hop on to our LIVE Zoom reception. This reception gives viewers the opportunity to network and talk about all things Unified!
If you're interested in joining the reception, you must pre-register for the event by clicking here and you must complete the IYL training. Check out how to complete these trainings by clicking here.
Please reach out to Gabriella Custodio (email@example.com) with any questions."
Congratulations Cody High School!
Check out their talent project video on the Special Olympics Wyoming's YouTube page.
NATIONAL BANNER RECOGNITION Applications are now CLOSED to apply for the 2019-2020 school year. Standards will remain available for schools to consider for the 2020-2021 school year.
Unified Sports is a fully inclusive sports or fitness program that combines an approximately equal number of students with and without intellectual disabilities. Unified sports can be implemented using one of three styles: competitive; player development, teams compete in Special Olympics Wyoming area and state games; and recreation, which includes Unified PE, Young Athletes, and Unified fitness. Special Olympics Wyoming offers twelve Unified sports throughout the year.
Inclusive Youth Leadership
Inclusive Youth Leadership occurs when students with and without intellectual disabilities work together to lead and plan advocacy, awareness, and other inclusive activities throughout the school year. Inclusive Youth Leadership is available at the school level, state level, and international level. School Unified Clubs are a great way to engage Youth Leaders at any grade level.
Whole School Engagement
Whole School Engagement consists of awareness and education activities that promote inclusion and which reach the majority of the school population. Whole school activities also offer a platform to demonstrate the power of young people to positively impact their school community by promoting inclusion. The annual awareness campaign Spread The Word Inclusion is a great way to engage all students.