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Partner Up Power Up!
Welcome to week four of Partner Up power Up! The falcons from Charles P Murray Middle School are back for another spring session! Register for live sessions here. A HUGE Shout out to Southern Alamance High School for leading a virtual nature hike last week! Check out their nature walk and all other live fitness recordings in our video library!
NEW! Partner Up Power Up now has a webpage with video resources to help complete your weekly activities! Check out the new page here.
World Autism Month
Every April Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Month, beginning with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Throughout the month of April, Special Olympics North Carolina Unified Champion Schools will celebrate Autism with our schools across the state.
Unified Champion Schools is excited to introduce GooseChase!
Through GooseChase, you will be able to complete fun challenges to earn points each month, gain inspiration from other schools and interact with one another! It is as easy as: ONE: Download the GooseChase Android or iPhone app. TWO: Create an account. THREE: Tap the search icon and enter the game code: D7V7E5 or search SONC Unified Champion Schools 1,000 Club. Click here for more detailed instructions.
Congratulations to February’s top five schools:
- Enka Intermediate School, Buncombe County Schools
- John T Hoggard High School, New Hanover County Schools
- Southern Alamance High School, Alamance-Burlington School System
- Shelby Middle School, Cleveland County Schools
- Beaufort Middle School, Carteret County Schools
US Youth Ambassador Applications Open March 27
The Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors are a group of 30 youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities who are striving to make the nation a more inclusive place for all. These youth leaders act as advocates, share stories, and demonstrate the values of Inclusive Youth Leadership across the country. Through training, engagement, and activation at the national level, U.S. Youth Ambassadors are strong leaders of the Inclusion Revolution. Learn more.
The 2022-23 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® National School Recognition Program application cycle opens April 3!
National banner recognition tells the world that your high school, middle school, or elementary school is inclusive. Find out what it takes to receive the highest honor from Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®.
As always, there are three applications – one for elementary, one for middle and high, and one for colleges/universities. All three can be accessed on the National Recognition Program landing page. We are continuing to use the Submittable application system. If you have any questions about your application, contact email@example.com.
March 7 – May 1: Partner Up Power Up
- This eight-week training program is Unified so both individuals with and without intellectual disabilities can train together. It can be fully done from home with materials provided and online resources available.
March 27 – May 26: U.S. Youth Ambassador Application period
April 3 – June 5: Schools can submit National Banner Recognition Program applications
April 10 – June 2: Schools complete Unified Champion Schools Liaison Survey