Unified Champion Schools

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org
Applications are open for National Banner!
Once a school has become a Unified Champion School they are eligible to apply for National Banner Recognition
A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. These standards were developed by a national panel of leaders from Special Olympics and the education community.
2021 Timeline for application;
4/1 - 9AM - Applications Open
6/1 - 9AM - Applications Close
June - Special Olympics Programs Application Review
July - National Certifying Body Application Review 
Aug./Sept. - School Notification
Spring 2022 - Applications Re-Open
High School Unified Sports
Unified Track and Field

5/19 - Intent to Enter
5/19 - Rosters Due
5/28 - Final Entries to division for Sectionals
6/7-6/12 - Sectionals Week

If you have questions regarding the season please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org
Unified Basketball - Recap!
Rosters for Fall II are due! Please send them along so that we can celebrate your team with ribbons and stickers.

In preparedness for a return to our regularly scheduled season of Unified Basketball in the fall 2021.
Applications will be forthcoming.

If you have questions regarding the season please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org
Whole School Engagement
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
It has been an MASC plunge season like no other! Similar to everything else this school year, you had to pivot, think outside of the box and work harder than ever to achieve what you wanted! But prove you did, MASC!!   
917 Plungers and $87,719 raised!
Every record has been shattered
and we even had to create a new fundraising level for MASC!
And a special thank you to each and every school
that participated this year!
Youth Leadership
Come and join our YAC!
Special Olympics U.S. Ambassadors
Become a YAC member!
Leadership Opportunities!!!

The YAC meets regularly to plan our Youth Summit, work on inclusion campaigns, advocate and inform about our Unified Champion School Program across the state.

Please forward this leadership opportunity to empower an athlete/partner pair to represent your school. The ideal candidates are Freshmen, and Sophomores. We want to have representation from all around the state!

One of the opportunities for our YAC members is to apply for the role as a Special Olympics U.S. Ambassador - click here

If you have questions regarding the season please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org
PLAN Lunch & Learn Webinar - May 12th
Please share with the families of your students. Informational session on planning for your child's future. Learn how Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts & Rhode Island (PLAN of MA & RI) is the solution to preserving your child’s assets, protecting your child’s public benefits once they become an adult, and most importantly, allowing them to live a comfortable, happy life. Please pass the registration link along to families. Register Today!
Whether you put money aside now or create a future-funded account with your assets, our PLAN is your Plan! AND As a special thank-you for attending our webinar, you will receive a complimentary $10.00 Panera gift card!
Podcast Highlight
Auburn HS receiving National Banner ESPN Honor Roll announcement for 2017-2018
Getting started as a Unified Champion School - One families' legacy
Alison DeLuca, Liaison for Auburn High School shares her story and how she got started with the Unified Champion School Program (start at 31:05 on the video).

We thank you Mrs. DeLuca for sharing your story and showing the world what inclusion can look like at school and in the community!
Programming at every Level
Did you know that we have programming Pre K - HS?
We are excited to inform that we have resources and curriculum to share with you. Next month, we'll spot light a school that is successfully implementing the Unified Champion School program at their school that is at the younger grade level.
Please reach out to eric.archambault@
Beyond High School
Know a graduating Senior?

Please share this link with families and students moving on

If you have questions regarding the season please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org
Using Your Voice, Making the Choice, Being the Change
The MIAA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee invites you to an Educators Symposium Thursday, May 13th 9-12:30.
The adult symposium is targeted for administrators, teachers, athletic directors, guidance counselors, adjustment counselors, and other school staff. The DEI would like to celebrate the success of our DEI efforts while recognizing the dire need for continued work in these areas.
End of Year Survey for all Liaisons
We thank the liaisons at all of our Unified Champion Schools for all that they endured this challenging year. Please fill out the required survey that best describes what you were able to accomplish this year.
Due June 4th
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