Unified Champion Schools

Did you know? Special Olympics Unified Schools (formerly Project Unify) empowers youth and educators to be leaders of change. By playing and learning we will create a more inclusive world.

Unified Schools provides opportunities for young people of all abilities to be leaders in their schools and communities by promoting equality and acceptance. These leadership activities help students with and without intellectual disabilities find their voices by teaching them to become change agents striving for respect and inclusion. Get resources to help you become a leader.


Students of all abilities have the power to positively impact their school communities by promoting social inclusion. With tools such as Spread the Word to End the Word®, Get Into It, and Special Olympics College Clubs, youth are creating an educational environment where respect and acceptance are the norm and all students feel included and engaged. Get your school involved today!

August Athlete Spotlight- Cortlyn Guthrie

Cortlyn GuthrieNAME: Cortlyn Guthrie
HOME TOWN: New Iberia, LA
SPORTS: Softball, Basketball, Athletics, Swimming, and Bowling
AGE: 13

Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: I love to go fishing.
Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A: My favorite memory is when I competed in Athletics at State Summer Games. Also, winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.
Q: What is your key to success?
A:  My key is to keep practicing, keep an eye on the ball, and gain strength
Q:  What are your goals?
A: I want to go to college, graduate, and get a job that I like.