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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®

Unified Champion Schools promotes social inclusion by bringing together young people with and without ID on sports teams (Special Olympics Unified Sports®), through inclusive student clubs, together in school or community-wide initiatives, and by fostering youth leadership.  At its core, this strategy is about unifying all students – with and without disabilities – using sports as a catalyst for social inclusion and attitude and behavioral change. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Special Olympics Rhode Island understands the value of involving young people in building a more inclusive world.  By educating youth that people with intellectual disabilities cross all boundaries of age, gender, religion and culture, and showing them that all people have something to contribute.  Special Olympics is building acceptance for the next generation.

If you would like to get your school involved with Special Olympics Rhode Island and become a Unified Champion School, contact Tanya Creamer at tanya@specialolympicsri.org

Unified Champion Schools Rhode Island Liaison Newsletters:

September 2021
October 2021
November 2021
December 2021/January 2022
February 2022
March 2022

The High School Playbook is packed with information and ready-to-use resources designed to help high school communities increase social inclusion and implement the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® strategy.

Download the High School Playbook
Click here for participating Rhode Island High Schools

The Middle School Playbook is packed with information and ready-to-use resources designed to help middle school communities increase social inclusion and implement the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® strategy.

Download the Middle School Playbook
Click here for participating Rhode Island Middle Schools

The Elementary School Playbook is packed with information and ready-to-use resources designed to help elementary school communities increase social inclusion and implement the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® strategy.

Download the Elementary School Playbook
Click here for participating Rhode Island Elementary Schools

The SO College Club Playbook is packed with information and ready-to-use resources designed to help college communities increase social inclusion and implement the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® strategy.

Download the SO College Club Playbook
Click here for participating Rhode Island Universities and Colleges