Unified Champion Schools

Soeren Palumbo at a game, clapping his hands above his head.
Special Olympics Vice President of Global Youth Engagement Soeren Palumbo discussed the expansion and importance of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools© with Dan Loney, host of Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM radio.
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Text reads: 5 ways to build back more inclusive.
After disruptive but necessary closings, Special Olympics is committed to supporting schools to return with more connection and community.
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On the left text reads: IYL Training: Exploring Leadership | Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools logo. On the right: Three young adults standing in front of lockers.
This 2020-2021 school year, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® will be hosting four Digital Summits on Inclusive Youth Leadership. To earn your ticket, read the below.
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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® Expand Across Romania
This year, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® programme was the recipient of an exceptionally generous gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.
SiriusXM Graphic: Tune In: Channel 126, Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon
Wilmer Leon, host of Inside the Issues on SiriusXM radio’s Urban View – Channel 126 dedicated an entire hour to Special Olympics on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
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Young athletes running.
A Transformative Gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Will Promote Positive Social Change and Foster More Inclusive Societies
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Young adults and athletes playing parachute in a gymnasium.
Building on the success of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) and reinforcing the legacy of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, has generously committed US$25 million to bring inclusive education to six countries—Argentina, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Romania and Rwanda.
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Students carry the Unified Champion School Banner at Papillion A Vista South High School
How Students With and Without Intellectual Disabilities Can Thrive in a Socially Inclusive Learning Environment
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Facebook & Instagram Graduation 2020
On May 15th, Facebook and Instagram streamed a 2-hour #Graduation2020 celebration that featured commencement addresses by names such as Oprah Winfrey, Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles, and more.
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Teacher Jennifer Paolantonio with Chairman Tim Shriver at SXSW EDU 2019
Whether from school or from home, the teachers of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® ensure that meaningful opportunities are present for students of all abilities in and out of the classroom.
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