Unified Champion Schools

Special Olympics Montana (SOMT) Unified Champions Schools is a school-based initiative creating opportunities for authentic social inclusion in and out of the classroom resulting in a school climate and culture that fosters acceptance of all students.

 

SOMT seeks to bring students with and without intellectual disabilities together through education and sports-related initiatives that provide them with knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to create and sustain school communities which promote acceptance, respect and human dignity for all students.

 

Become a Unified Champion School by signing the UCS Commitment!

What is a Unified Champion School

Sports are a powerful force. They work towards shifting the focus from disability to ability, and from isolation to involvement.

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is education and sports-based programming led through student engagement. With the assistance of funding from Special Olympics North America and the Office of Special Education Programs, Special Olympics Montana and partner schools serve as a force for social inclusion across the state. Our vision is to create a world where people with intellectual disabilities are welcomed in their communities and join with others to learn, work, compete and play, having the same rights and opportunities as others.

Current & Upcoming UCS Programs & Events

  • Special Olympics Unified Sports® is offered throughout the world and has been a Special Olympics internationally sanctioned program since 1989. Unified Partners of all ages are welcome! SOMT’s Unified...

  • Team sports bring people together. Unified Sports brings people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playi...

  • More than 1200 Montana students were in Billings, MT last week for the state leadership conference for Montana Business Professionals of America. The mission of BPA is to empower students to succeed i...

  • Imagine a time and a place where all people are valued, respected, embraced, and included. Included in the games we play and the friends we make. Included in our schools and our communities. Carroll C...