Unified Schools

A program designed to promote social inclusion and social-emotional learning through inclusive sport.
A group of 6 young adults and Rowan and EPSN representatives stand under a Rowan University Unified Champion Schools banner in a gymnasium.
Rowan University was recognized as a top-five Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®. Rowan was the first in New Jersey and one of the original collegiate programs in the country to embrace togetherness in sports and education.
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Group of students and faculty standing in two rows in the gymnasium next to Unified Champion School signage.
Kenmore Middle School was recognized on April 12th, as a top-five Special Olympics Unified Champion School, becoming the first middle school to receive the honor for embracing togetherness.
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Special Olympics Great Britain athletes play Unified basketball
Hasbro has been a partner of Special Olympics and the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® program since 2016, supporting the expansion of inclusive school programming in the United States (Washington, Rhode Island, Florida, California) and globally (Canada, India, Great Britain, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia).
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Athlete student photos hanging from a banner along the balcony of a school gym next to a unified champion school banner.
Brighton High school in Brighton, Michigan was recognized on October 19th as a top-five Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® in the country. Brighton students play together in the sports of flag football, basketball, and bocce.
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Six people on a set standing around a table with food.
Los Angeles-based Unified Schools teammates, Diego Salazar and Iantha Kahn, served up some savory salads with Mara Sampo’ and Chef Massimo Denaro from Sfixio in Beverly Hills during the “Special Olympics Live” stream-a-thon.
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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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