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Outreach and Messaging

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The following resources can be used to provide introductory information and messaging about Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools, as well as evidence-based research of the impact of UCS programming.


Overview of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (PDF)

This document is best used for quick overview of UCS with high level reach information.

UCS and Social Emotional Learning (PDF)

Information on the five social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

2021 – 2022 Reach Report (PDF)

Check out the UCS high level numbers and statistics from the 2021 – 2022 school year!

2021 – 2022 Research Overview (PDF)

This attention grabbing resource contains important and impactful statistic about UCS programming.

2019 – 2020 Customizable Research Overview (PDF)

This resource contains important and impactful statistics about UCS programming as well as customizable sections for your state Program.

Characteristics of Socially Inclusive Schools (PDF)

View the seven key elements (or characteristics) of socially inclusive learning environments as identified by SOUCS.

Research and Development

The Case Statement for SOUCS Booklet (PDF)

An in-depth look at UCS that discusses the problems in schools today that UCS programming addresses with solutions.

Education Leaders Network (ELN) Toolkit

A starter toolkit for Programs looking to design and implement an Education Leaders Network.
Unified Champion Schools

SOUCS Urban District Strategy - Collection

The following resources have been developed to assist Special Olympics state Programs build and expand their SOUCS programming in urban and city districts.

Language and Branding

Marketing and Communications

Unified Champion Schools Language & Branding Guidelines

The language guidelines will help Programs learn the terminology for Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. The branding guidelines explain how the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools identity should be implemented.