Bradwell Institute has been named a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, according to a press release.
The Unified Champion School program “promotes social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting system-wide change,” the release said. “With sports as the foundation, the three component model offers a unique combination of effective activities that equip young people with tools and training to create sports, classroom and school climates of acceptance.”
“These are school climates where students with disabilities feel welcome and are routinely included in, and feel a part of, all activities, opportunities and functions,” adding “This is accomplished by implementing inclusive sports, inclusive youthleadership opportunities, and whole school engagement.”
In addition, the release said the Unified Champion School program “is designed to enhance current efforts and provide rich opportunities that lead to meaningful change in creating a socially inclusive school that supports and engages all learners.”
As a Unified Champion School during the 2019-2020 school year, Bradwell Institute will host at least one Unified Sports opportunity, implement Unified Youth Leadership roles in carrying out the initiatives and engage the whole school in an inclusion activity, according to the press release.
The Special Olympic Spring Games will be held April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liberty County Recreation Department in Hinesville.