Project Unify promotes school communities where all young people are agents of change--fostering acceptance, respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities and thereby anyone who is perceived as different. Project Unify integrates Special Olympics programs with ongoing youth activities and focuses on creating and sustaining education systems, classroom practices, school climate, and community engagement to ensure all students develop intellectual, physical, civic and emotional competencies.
The Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is a group of youth comprised of members with and without intellectual disabilities from across the state. This group works together throughout the year to educate, motivate, and activate youth to become agents of change in their communities and advocate for the respect, inclusion, and acceptance of all people regardless of abilities. The State YAC uses a wide variety of tools to communicate effectively such as email, conference calls, Facebook, state summits, and state rallies. The goal of the State YAC is to reach out to other youth to help carry out social justice for all people.