Schools Partnership Program

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The Special Olympics Northern California Schools Partnership Program is a unique education program in K-12 schools. It unifies students with and without disabilities through sports and Whole-School Involvement activities that provide them with the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to create and sustain school communities that promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect for all students.





To provide athletic opportunities to school-age children with intellectual disabilities; to foster a better understanding amongst their non-disabled peers; and to instill in all students the confidence needed to succeed in life.



How It Works


Special Olympics Northern California partners with local school entities to deliver the Schools Partnership program during the school day.


Special Olympics provides participating schools with sports equipment, training tools, classroom integration ideas, and more. It also provides a grant to offset the cost of implementing the program.


The local school entity provides sports training during the school day, use of school facilities, interested students and teachers, administrative support for the program, and a Program Coordinator.


As with all Special Olympics programs, the Schools Partnership Program is provided at no cost to all participants.

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