Resources for Unified Champion Schools (UCS)

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Resources for Unified Champion Schools (UCS)

Mead High School – A Case Study on Inclusion

General Resources from Special Olympics International

View resources created by Special Olympics International in the following areas:

  • Outreach and messaging
  • Special Olympics Unified Sports
  • Inclusive Youth Leadership
  • Whole School Engagement

Unified Champion Schools is led by a Youth Activation Committee (YAC) made up of young people representing middle schools, high schools and colleges statewide. YAC members work together to develop strategies promoting inclusion where the young people are the agents of change.

The mid-year membership drive will take place April 1st – May 8th!

Camp Shriver

The purpose of Camp Shriver is to give athletes and partners the opportunity to attend an inclusive overnight sports camp, expand their knowledge of a variety of sports and grow their leadership abilities while also creating long term friendships.

A group of approximately 15 Camp Counselors (SO College Students or graduating seniors) will be selected to serve as counselors for the Fourth Annual Special Olympics Colorado Camp Shriver. Camp Counselors must have a valid Class A on file with Special Olympics Colorado in order to attend.

Counselor Applications are open from January 1 – March 1

Camper Applications are now closed – all spots have been filled.

Youth Summit

The 2023 Youth Summit Series is geared toward 6 -12 grade students focusing on inclusive youth leadership within their school community. This Youth Summit will focus on giving students the tools to empower youth leaders in their school communities. We recommend student leaders register as unified pairs (students with and without ID) to get the most from this series.

Unified in the Classroom

Bring Special Olympics to your classroom! These fun, engaging activities highlight inclusion and are made for all grade levels. From here you can access all lessons, social media activities and videos via Google Drive or Dropbox.

Uniforms and Equipment

Visit the link below to request uniforms and equipment for your Unified teams!

Inclusion Campaign Resources

Find all of the tools you need to host your own Spread the Word Inclusion event. You’ll find activation ideas, social media activation, template letters and more.

UCS Coaching Resources

Coaches are the key to a successful sport experience for Special Olympics Colorado athletes. The responsibility of a coach is not only to teach sports skills and techniques, but to model outstanding sportsmanship and character. Be your best self by accessing our many coaching tools and resources using the button below.

Motor Activities Training Program (MATP)

The Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program is designed for athletes who are unable to participate in official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. The Motor Activity Training Program is designed to prepare athletes — including those with severe or profound intellectual disability and significant physical disabilities — for sport-specific activities appropriate for their ability levels.

To learn more and implement a Motor Activities Training Program in your school contact Freda Davenport at FMD@SpecialOlympicsCO.org.

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Special Olympics College

Do you have students transitioning out of the school system?

Special Olympics College (SO College) connects college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through shared experiences. Together, college students and Special Olympics Colorado athletes work together to build accepting campus communities and build friendships that help lead the social inclusion movement of Special Olympics.

Special Olympics College programs are made up of the three components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, Inclusive Leadership, and Whole Campus Engagement.

If you are interested in getting your college involved or want to get involved in an existing SO College program, contact Rick Brady.

*Please Note – Athletes do not need to be enrolled at the college or university they participate with.