Unified Champion Schools®
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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.

This is accomplished by implementing inclusive sports, inclusive youth leadership opportunities, and whole school engagement.
Get Engaged Today
Engage in a fun virtual fundraiser and support Special Olympics athletes and students. The Penguin Plunge is also a Collaborative Fundraiser so you can also earn funds for your school.
The Unified Fitness Challenge brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities to engage in regular physical activity. Designed with flexibility in mind, the eight-week training program will increase students’ strength, flexibility and endurance. Student equipment kits provided by Special Olympics Virginia allow the Unified Fitness Challenge to be implemented at home or in school. Together, we can create stronger, healthier and more unified school communities through inclusive fitness, sports and educational programs.