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 perspectives, enhance relationships, and boost acceptance among students with and without intellectual disabilities by utilizing the existing sports and education related initiatives of Special Olympics in combination with programs within the school communities. Each school committed to taking part in Special Olympics Unified Schools initiatives is committed to ensure Special Olympics Unified Sports, School community collaborations and Youth Leadership are achieved within their school.