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Special Olympics Youth Innovation Grantees announced

Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders receive funds Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders are among the recipients of Special Olympics International’s Youth Innovation grants. 84 student-led inclusion initiatives in communities around the world received funding that aims to advance a broad range of inclusion initiatives and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®.  David Evans and […]

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North Carolina schools receive national recognition for commitment to inclusion

Six Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® in North Carolina have received national recognition for their commitment to inclusion through the National School Recognition Program. A Special Olympics Unified Champion School has an inclusive school climate and exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all members of the student body and staff. A Unified […]

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Sparta Nation plays and lives Unified!

Smithfield Selma High School, in Johnston County, is one of the newest Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina and they are already rocking the inclusion revolution! This school year, the students have already participated in a Unified volleyball scrimmage and enjoyed a Unified flag football exhibition game during halftime of the Smithfield-Selma vs. Clayton football […]

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Special Olympics Youth Innovation Grantees announced

Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders receive funds Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders are among the inaugural recipients of Special Olympics International’s Youth Innovation grants. Nineteen student-led inclusion initiatives in communities across the United States received funding that aims to advance broad range of inclusion initiatives and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®. Kayla Amy […]

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Special Olympics and Hasbro Celebrate Ten Inclusive Youth with BE FEARLESS BE KIND Awards

Inspiring students honored for their inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities through participation in Special Olympics school club Raleigh student Matthew Gregory honored with award recognizing him as a leader for inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities through participation in Special Olympics school club. Raleigh, NC – January 25, 2018– Ten outstanding youth across the […]

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Special Olympics College Clubs in North Carolina Join Forces!

Special Olympics College Clubs in North Carolina introduce a statewide leadership council called SOUL (Special Olympics University Leaders) created by college leaders for college leaders. Please share a brief bio, where you went to college or are currently attending, what your major was/is and what you’re currently involved with (internships, jobs).   Logan Beyer attended […]

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Special Olympics Global Unified Youth Exchange offers life-changing experiences to students

From the moment they landed in Raleigh, 20 Chinese students and educators experienced the true meaning of “Southern hospitality”. They’d traveled to North Carolina for the 2016 Special Olympics Global Unified Youth Exchange (GUYE), a week-long program that united students from two diverse cultures around a shared commitment to inclusive collaboration, authentic engagement and furthering […]

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North Carolina Youth Leaders Attend National Student Leadership Summit

Youth leaders from Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) joined students representing the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) July 18-20 in Indianapolis for the National Federation of State High School Associations National Student Leadership Summit to focus on relevant and contemporary issues affecting today’s students in education-based athletics and performing arts. Students had a […]

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