We recently had an amazing Bootcamp weekend with all of the students who will be teaching sessions at the Youth Activation Summit in November. The powerful model of Unified Champion schools is students teaching students. We know that students pay more attention to what other students have to say, and the expectation for participating in our summit is that the students will take away information to implement inclusive and unified activities, as well as, a Respect Campaign in their home schools and districts. What better way to get ideas and be inspired, than from people that are just like you? Students relate to each other, and can have authentic conversations about their struggles and successes.
Welcome back to the 2016-2017 School year! We have a lot of really exciting things coming up this year, and our big one is a name change! We are going from Special Olympics Project Unify, to Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. We even have a new logo, that you can see here.
We are also gearing up for our Unified Champion schools bootcamp, which is made up of our Youth Activation Committee members from previous years. We are still looking for new students to join us for this years events! Check out our amazing new recruitment video made by YAC advisor Ms. Megan Clodi from Mt. Vernon Township High School. We hope you join us for another amazing year!