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Unified Schools

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Special Olympics Unified Schools is an education and sports based strategy powered by an engaged youth community. The program aims to increase athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities, while creating inclusive school communities.

Unified Schools Vision

Promote school communities where all young people are agents of change: fostering acceptance, respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities and thereby anyone who is perceived as different

Inclusive Student Leadership

Our inclusive youth leadership programs help students build meaningful relationships and make their voices heard.

Unified Sports

Unified sports feature a winning combination of students with and without disabilities playing together on the same field.

Whole School Engagement

We empower entire school communities to promote inclusion and prevent bullying.

Unified Champion Schools

Unified Schools Resource Guide
Become a Unified Champion School
Youth Summit RSVP
Program kit order form
End of year report form
Student Board of Directors application
Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign
You’ve graduated…now what?
PACER National Bullying Prevention Center logo


Middle & high schools
Nick Cedergren
 | Unified Schools & Athlete Leadership Coordinator | 763.270.7177

Elementary schools
Jennifer Hansen
 | Senior Manager of School & Youth Initiatives | 763.270.7174

Devin Kaasa
 | College Partnerships & Competition Manager | 763.270.7182


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