Welcome to the Inclusion Revolution!
Special Olympics Minnesota Unified Schools is an education- and sports-based strategy powered by an engaged student community that breaks down the barriers that separate students with and without intellectual disabilities. The Unified movement activates youth, engages educators, and promotes school communities of acceptance and inclusion where all young people are agents of change. It aims to increase athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities.
The three components of Unified Champion Schools are Inclusive Student Leadership, Unified Sports, and Whole School Engagement. All three areas are crucial to shift the culture of a school towards inclusion. Once the three components are active, a school is considered a Unified Champion School.
Inclusive Student Leadership
Inclusive Student Leadership is an all-embracing leadership club for every student. They gather to create social opportunities and lead their schools in the advancement of inclusion.
Unified Sports combines students with and without intellectual disabilities on teams and encourages them to participate in inclusive sports training and competition.
Whole School Engagement
Whole School Engagement includes bullying prevention and inclusive promotion initiatives that reach entire school populations through engaging, inspiring, and optimistic events.
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