Friday, April 09, 2021

Nickelodeon and NFHS Join the Special Olympics Unified Classroom

Nickelodeon and NFHS join the Special Olympics Unified Classroom

Learn to Lead with the #UnifiedGeneration

At the beginning of the school year, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® opened the Unified Classroom. By releasing monthly packages of resources, lessons and videos, teachers and parents can ensure that their K-12 students are continuing to build inclusive mindsets from any classroom setting.

The theme of the Unified Classroom for April is Leadership and the #UnifiedGeneration is welcoming partners Nickelodeon and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to join in on the conversation.

Unified Talks: Learn and Lead with Nickelodeon

Hosted by youth leaders from all across the country, Unified Talks focus on themes that are at the core of Special Olympics. These videos will captivate student viewers and reveal how they can make change in their community. There will be a mix of storytelling, direct teaching, modeling, and even bloopers.

In this episode of Unified Talks, learn what it means to be an inclusive youth leader with U.S. Youth Ambassadors Sophie and Joey of Special Olympics Nebraska along with the Special Olympics' friends at Nickelodeon! SpongeBob SquarePants, members of the Loud House, The Casagrandes, It's Pony and other Nickelodeon favorites demonstrate what qualities make a good leader and how to unite a team towards a common goal. Also gain an understanding of why it’s also important to follow and let others take the lead. Check out the trailer below and watch the full version on There's also plenty of Nickelodeon's iconic green slime!

Inside Inclusion: Understand Different Leadership Techniques with NFHS – COMING SOON

Inside Inclusion is a monthly roundtable series that features members of the #UnifiedGeneration coming together to explore an important topic.

The NFHS is the national leader and advocate for high school athletics as well as fine and performing arts programs. Within their 51 member state associations (including Washington, D.C.), they serve 19,500 high schools and more than 12 million young people.

From top left, Olivia, Citlali, Trey, Tanner and Troy talking about leadership in the latest episode of Inside Inclusion.

In collaboration with U.S. Youth Ambassadors Troy and Citlali from Special Olympics Northern California, student leaders from various student advisory committees associated with NFHS came together to talk all about what it means to be an inclusive youth leader. They also discuss different leadership experiences they’ve had and how it has made them stronger leaders.

Watch the full episode of Inside Inclusion when it’s released on April 8th on!

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