Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit


Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit

November 15, 2019

Sable Oaks Marriott – South Portland

Special Olympics Maine is excited to announce it will host its Unified Champion Schools Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit on Friday November 15th from 9am-1pm at Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland!  The Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit is designed for students with and without disabilities to come together to learn how Unified Champion Schools can positively change their entire school climate.  This event will provide professional development opportunities to students and liaison in Unified Sport, Inclusive Youth Leadership and Whole School Engagement as well as networking and sharing best practices with other schools across the state.

Play a part in building the future “Game Changers” in your school. We encourage schools to recruit at least 1 Unified Pair (1 student with intellectual disabilities & 1 student without intellectual disabilities) and a school liaison (faculty member who oversees Unified Champion schools) to attend this “Game Changing” event!  We encourage your school to join the Inclusion Revolution on November 15th!

There is no cost to this event and lunch will be provided.  All participating schools will also receive a free Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign kit to help promote the R-word Campaign.  Special Olympics Maine is also offering funding to schools to support their Youth Summit team, which would cover allowable expenses associated with this event (ie transportation, hotel arrangements for those schools traveling from a distance etc).

Topics will include but not limited to:

  • Meaningful Inclusion
  • Inclusive Youth Leadership – how to tell your school’s story
  • Whole School Engagement – Spread the Word to End the Word, Fundraising & more.
  • National Banner Schools – Hampden Academy & Winslow High School
  • Unified Sports Demo – try out Unified Bocce & other Unified Sports

Schools traveling from a distance will have the option of reserving hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for Thursday November 14th at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland.  Any School requesting hotel accommodation will be required to have proper faculty supervision and adhere to Special Olympics Maine’s Housing Policy.

Click here to download the Inclusion Revolution  Youth Summit Flyer to hang in the school hallways.  Use this flyer to spread the word and to gather information on students that want to attend.

Use the registration link below to properly register your school’s Delegation to attend the Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit!  Deadline to register is October 30th!

Click here to register your school to attend the Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit!

All student participants will be required to complete and submit the Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit student permission slip.  All permission slips can be sent via email (lisab@somaine.org), fax (1-888-490-0672) or mailed (Special Olympics Maine – 125 John Roberts Rd #5, South Portland, ME 04106).

Click here to download the Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit Release Form

Schools traveling from a distance will have the option of reserving hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for Thursday November 14th at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland.  Any School requesting hotel accommodation will be required to have proper faculty supervision and adhere to Special Olympics Maine’s Athlete Housing Policy.

For more information on the Inclusion Revolution Youth Summit contact Lisa Bird (Lisab@somaine.org or 879-0489).

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