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Unified Champion Schools

The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program is aimed at promoting social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change. With sports as the foundation, the three-component model offers a unique combination of effective activities that equip young people with tools and training to create sports, classroom, and school climates of acceptance. These are school climates where students with disabilities feel welcome and are routinely included in, and feel a part of, all activities, opportunities, and functions.

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Your guide to creating an inclusive, educational atmosphere that ensures every student becomes a healthy, productive and ethical individual.

Start-Up Funds For Unified Champion Schools

It's important to understand how your Unified Champion School can be fully funded.
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Together we are creating a Unified Generation that Chooses to Include. Become a Unified Champion School Today.

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Unified Stories

Davis and Detroit Enjoy Unified Track Partnership

“We love each other...We treat everybody the same.”
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Dobyns-Bennett Wins TSSAA Unified Bowling State Championship

Unified team from Kingsport brings home a state title
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Bartlett Wins Back-To-Back State Championships in Unified Track

Panthers edged out Northwest by one point to win title
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Northwest Wins Mixed 4x100 Meter Relay Unified Event, Places Second in State

Northwest High School had a strong showing at the TSSAA Track & Field State Championships
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Wilson Shines During Unified Event with British Consulate General

Reggie Wilson of Memphis was a human highlight reel during the game
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West Ridge Unified Team Enjoys Time at State Basketball Tournament

Unified Sports are changing the lives of both athletes and partners
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Franklin High School Wins Unified Bowling Invitational

Junior Brian Fisher completed the comeback in the 10th frame of the second game
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Bishop and Copeland Share Joyful Bond on Unified flag football Team

Bishop shares positively influencing joy with all around her
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Smith Excited for Flag Football Regionals Following Gold Medal Win at USA Games

Hawkins County Quarterback Ready to Lead His Team
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Harpeth High School Students Named as Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors

Copeland and Romines join 12 other U.S. Youth Ambassadors with and without intellectual disabilities
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Unified Partner and Athlete Form Memorable Bond at USA Games

Greater Memphis' Haley and Rainer won multiple medals in Orlando
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