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Unified Champion Schools
Unified Champion Schools (UCS) is an internationally recognized inclusive program managed by Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) that empowers youth, with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), to be leaders of change by playing and learning together. UCS actively engages youth to promote and increase social awareness for individuals with ID in schools and in their communities. This programming promotes social inclusion in schools to ensure special education and general education students are equitably engaged. Teachers and students are encouraged to collaborate and create supportive classrooms, activities and opportunities. UCS is currently implemented in 318 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high schools across 40 school districts statewide, including 7 colleges and universities, reaching nearly 260,000 students throughout Colorado.