Youth Leadership and Unified Sports

Youth Leadership and Unified Sports

Students with and without intellectual disabilities can participate in Special Olympics as an athlete (individuals with intellectual disabilities), partner (individuals without intellectual disabilities) or as a coach right in their own schools! Special Olympics programming is currently offered in more than 30 Philadelphia Public and Charter Schools and is frequently referred to as Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS). Promoting inclusion and meaningful participation for all, IUS programming in Philadelphia offers recreational and competitive training in bocce, track & field and soccer, as well as offers opportunities for students to become advocates in spreading the mission and vision of Special Olympics to their peers and communities. Our school-based programming has something for everyone no matter their ability level. 

For more information about our school programs and to learn how you can get YOUR school involved, please contact Alex Christy

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