Project Unify

Educate, Motivate, Activate youth around the world

Educate:

Project UNIFY's goal is to activate young people to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change — fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Project Unify is a national project funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The goal of Project Unify is to activate youth around the country in an effort to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change…..fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.

Special Olympics understands the value of involving young people in building a more inclusive world.  By educating youth that people with intellectual disabilities cross all boundaries of age, gender, religion and culture, and showing them that all people have something to contribute.  Special Olympics is building acceptance for the next generation.

The heart of the Project Unify is the belief that young people are not just the leaders of the future…they can be leaders today in their schools, their communities and around the world. 

Motivate:

With Unified Basketball and Unified Volleyball continuing to run successfully in Rhode Island High Schools and Young Athletes making an impact in communities across the state, Project UNIFY has seen great successes in creating environments of inclusion, acceptance, and respect. Special Olympics Rhode Island is very excited to be able to continue expanding each of these programs and the addition of Unified Basketball in Rhode Island Middle Schools, as well as broadening the R-Word campaign, thanks  Project UNIFY grant we have received from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2014-2015 school year!

Activate:

All of us can be part of Project Unify simply by engaging youth in what we are already doing.

The possibilities are endless. By being intentional about involving youth, we are simply paving the way for a world that works for everyone. Join the Project UNIFY movement by contacting Chris Hopkins, Director of Programs at chris@specialolympicsri.org or (401) 349-4900.

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