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Youth Programs

Unified School Strategy (formerly Project UNIFY)

Special Olympics Unified Schools® is a national project, funded by the US Department of Education that is implemented within elementary, middle and high schools across the nation. Its goal is to activate youth around the country in an effort to promote the importance of inclusive school activities. Special Olympics Unified Schools is designed to change

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Healthy Athletes

The mission of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes®, developed in 1996 by Special Olympics International, is to improve athletes’ ability to train and compete in Special Olympics. Healthy Athletes is designed to help Special Olympics athletes improve their health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experience and improved well-being. Our goals with the Healthy Athletes program:

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Youth Activation Committee

Youth Activation Committee (YAC) Special Olympics Colorado Project UNIFY is driven by a youth-led activation committee representing middle school, high school, and college students across the state. Youth members work together to develop strategies to promote schools and communities where all young people are agents of change, advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities and creating

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Athlete Leadership Programs

Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) allow Special Olympics athletes to help shape the future of the Special Olympics movement and ensure all people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to participate in sports training and competition that is fun and fair. ALPs train athletes to serve in meaningful leadership roles other than or in addition to

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Special Olympics Partner’s Club

A Partner’s Club is a club for students with and without intellectual disabilities that comes together for sports, games, community service, school events, and most of all, to have fun!

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