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Project UNIFY is for Students

Youth are leaders in promoting acceptance and respect for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Join the Project UNIFY® movement and become an agent of change in your community. 

Be a Leader

Are you ready to be an agent of change? Through Project UNIFY, you can become a youth leader by fostering involvement with Special Olympics in your school. The opportunities are endless when you are a youth volunteer with Special Olympics Project UNIFY. 


Unified Sports Opportunities

Want to start an inclusive sport team in your school? Want to create friendships and positive environments through the joy of sports? Start Unified Sports® in your school and help students with and without intellectual disabilities compete together. Take a look at our Unified Sports handbook.


Spread the Word: End the R-word

Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed).” Join the global effort. Visit the Event Resources page on the R-word Website. Conduct an R-word campaign in your school. Learn how to respond to use of the R-word. Share the Time for Kids R-word poster toolkit with your school.



Spread the Word: Social Media

Through your personal online social networks, you can help share the message of Project UNIFY and spread dignity, acceptance and respect to your friends. Download the Social Media Resource Toolkit to learn more about activating social media in support of Special Olympics. And follow Special Olympics Project UNIFY on Facebook and Wordpress. Check out a great example of a school promoting Project UNIFY via the web from Mesa Middle School in Colorado.

Spread the Word: Videos

Special Olympics Project UNIFY and youth leaders around the country have created a collection of videos to help you share the message of acceptance and unity with students in your school.


Spread the Word: Games and Activities

Have fun while participating in Special Olympics Project UNIFY. Get involved with our Get Into It program and create your own Special Olympics story, send a greeting card to a friend or play our GII Games.

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The Start of the Solution

Young people from around the globe with and without intellectual disabilities are coming together at the SOGenUin Summit as part of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games with one goal - to change the world.


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