Purpose of Project UNIFY. Through Special Olympics, using sports as catalyst, activate youth across the country … Promote school communities of acceptance and inclusion where all young people are agents of change … Foster respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.
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Through Special Olympics, using sports as catalyst, activate youth across the country …
Strong and irrefutable evidence for Special Olympics sports and related programs …
Providing platforms for youth to understand and value their peers with intellectual disabilities, and
Empowering and activating youth to create opportunities for and with them in sport, friendship and advocacy.
Among youth, to become a leading cause, not just a service or activity:
Athlete Leadership & Self-Advocacy
Students with and w/out disability on same team
Creating inclusive school climates
Sutherlin High School
Educating society about the dehumanizing and
hurtful effects of the R-word
Bend High School’s R-Word Rally
I pledge and support the
elimination of the derogatory
use of the R-Word from
everyday speech and
promote the acceptance and
inclusion of people with
R-Word AND raise money
and awareness for Special Olympics Oregon athletes
schools across Oregon to
raise the most $$$