A Chance to Shine

At GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Wayne, we love to find what our friends love to do and give them opportunities to shine. This week, we want to introduce you to Keegan, or as his newfound friend MG calls him, Cookie.

Keegan was born with a love of children. He loves volunteering at Busy Bodies and welcoming friends into the Playhouse. After noticing his compassionate heart, patience and genuine love for children, Keegan was given the chance to shine as a co-tutor! He was ecstatic that he was given this opportunity to hone his skills and gain volunteer experience in a field of interest.

After a few short minutes of co-tutoring, it was obvious that Keegan was born to teach. When tutoring his young friend, Max, he lovingly took Max by the hand and said, ” Hey! I was little like you with Down syndrome. Now, I’m 15 and have Down syndrome! It’s awesome we both have Down syndrome!”

In our tutoring sessions, our tutors are to follow the I do, we do, you do approach. You can learn more about this approach by watching the How I Learn video. Keegan instinctively did this approach while working on patterns. It is absolutely amazing to see what happens when individuals with Down syndrome are given the chance to shine!

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  1. Crystal Everage on December 15, 2017 at 6:23 am

    He sounds like a pretty amazing kid who found his calling in life a little early. You are blessed to have him helping out!

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