Young Athletes

Young Athletes

Young Athletes welcomes children and their families into the world of Special Olympics by showing how all children can be valued for their talents and abilities. The following section includes basic and introductory information on Young Athletes. This section also includes the Young Athletes Activity Guide, which provides activities to run Young Athletes in schools, communities and homes.

Unified Young Readers Club

The Unified Young Readers resources are a great place to start for a younger audience and accompany Young Athletes play with storytime! The books and study guides are another tool for teachers to use as they address such topics as inclusion, awareness, friendship, bullying, and acceptance to audiences of both students with and without intellectual disabilities. Each book has a theme that relates to multiple state academic standards and aligns with the precepts of positive school climate initiatives.

Contact Jeannette Gray, Unified Champion Schools Senior Director for more information and resources.


Teresa Rainforth
UCS District Coordinator