Unified Schools

Five young people in traditional costumes pose on a stage with grass and a blue sky in the background.
June was a very exciting month for Special Olympics Russia which launched the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) ‘Play Unified. Learn Unified.’ project in not one, but five cities across the country!
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six images of young adults and kids performing in activities outside.
The Kenyan government estimates that over 3 million people of its population have a disability which exemplifies the need for Special Olympics Unified Schools.
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What Does Inclusion Look Like?
“Inclusion teaches everyone love and kindness and empathy.” Join us—and make the world a better place!
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A group of students stand on stage celebrating with their hands up.
ESPN honored one school in Mexico City for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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Six young adults on stage putting on a performance. The sign in the background reads Unified Champion Schools Distinction Awards.
Special Olympics Bharat Unified Champion Schools Recognition Presentation
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Three female students sitting on the gym floor doing a toe-touch stretch.
SHAPE America is the national organization that serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the nation.
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Actors Yara Shahidi, an athlete from Special Olympics New York, and Actor Charles Melton smile for a photo.
Before premiering their new film “The Sun Is Also A Star” to the world, stars Charles Melton (Riverdale) and Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) invited Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® students to an advanced screening in New York City!
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Students and teachers cheering in the bleachers. All have on Unified Champion Schools t-shirts.
ESPN honored four schools participating in the “Play Unified. Learn Unified.” project supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. These schools were recognized for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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