Unified Champion Schools

At Special Olympics, it is our mission to celebrate inclusion at all times—no matter the setting. This belief has been even stronger in the past year with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and growing need for virtual connections.
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Special Olympics Board Chair Timothy Shriver, Ph.D. discusses the important role education plays in addressing society’s dire need for social inclusion.
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Classroom and Distance Learning Activities for Middle School and High School Students
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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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After disruptive but necessary closings, Special Olympics is committed to supporting schools to return with more connection and community.
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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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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.
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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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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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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