An Invitation to Participate in Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools®,
a Program Making Positive Changes to Schools in Oklahoma
What is Unified Strategy®?
Formerly called Project UNIFY®, Unified Strategy for Schools® provides significant positive outcomes for participants, and can play an important supporting role in state, district, and individual school strategic goals, whether it be promoting a positive school climate, developing physical fitness, building character, preventing bullying, enhancing student engagement and promoting and building student leadership skills. It is the connections between initiatives – along with the whole school’s involvement in the design and implementation of Unified Strategy® – that can foster a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. This program is funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education (OSEP)."
What is a Unified Champion® School?
A school may choose at least one of these categories; however, can do activities in each category if desired. A Unified Champion School will focus on a minimum of one activity from each of the components.
1) Inclusive Sports
2) Youth Leadership
3) School-wide awareness
School contacts will be required submit regular reporting to the Special Olympics Oklahoma office as well as participate in a brief survey at the end of the school year.