UCS: Inclusive Youth Leadership

2021 Youth Leadership Summit

 Join us for our Virtual Inclusive Youth Summit on April 17th from 10:00-1:00 pm. Registration is limited and closes on April 9th!

The theme for this Youth Summit is Connection!  Come celebrate the many successes that our students and schools have had during the last year and get connected with other students across the state.  It will also be a great time to start talking about next year.  If you are new to Unified Champion School, you will meet new friends and learn inclusive activities to take to your school.  This Summit will be fast-paced, active and full of fun!  We’ll end the day with a virtual dance party hosted by SOOR athlete, Shawn Hinz aka DJ 1bandshawn.hinz, so get ready to celebrate!

All participants will receive a Unified Leadership backpack (prior to the event) with items that they will use during the event.  Some of the items included in the backpack are a lanyard, journal, stress ball, water bottle, face mask, snack items and so much more!!  We look forward to seeing you on April 17th!

Youth Leadership Summit Group Photo


The Youth Summit experience provides students with and without intellectual disabilities the knowledge, skills and dispositions to take on leadership roles in their schools. Youth Summit provides information as well as team building sessions that are student-organized and student-led.

Team Huddle photo from birds eye view


A Unified Club is a club for students with and without intellectual disabilities that comes together for sports, games, community service, school events, and most importantly, to have fun!

For more information, please contact Jean Hansen at: jhansen@soor.org


Damian Lillard Basketball Camp - Respect Campaign Photo


The RESPECT Campaign is an annual student led campaign that is meant to educate school communities on the negative effects of hurtful and derogatory language, such as the R Word (re-tarded).

To get a Respect Campaign Kit or if you are interested in holding a RESPECT Campaign at your school, contact Jean Hansen at: jhansen@soor.org