Dash Team Highlight: Milwaukee Playhouse Team – Grace!

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Grace is courageous and funny. What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? Having fun! What does acceptance mean to you and how do you want to encourage our community (and the world) to be more accepting? Assuming competence and…

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Dash Team Highlight: Sam’s Superheroes

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Sam has inspired our team. He’s 8 years old, tenacious, outgoing, and hilarious. We’re so blessed to have someone with an extra chromosome in our family. Life is never dull! What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? We love…

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A Deeper Understanding of Down Syndrome

Down syndrome, a genetic condition, is often misunderstood. Each individual with Down syndrome is unique, with their own strengths, talents and personalities. Learn more about the different types and characteristics of people born with DS including some FAQs about interacting with individuals with Down syndrome. What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic condition…

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Join Us for the GiGi’s Playhouse Dash for Down Syndrome: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion

At GiGi’s Playhouse, we’re all about celebrating differences, fostering inclusivity, and empowering individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities to reach their fullest potential. One of the most exciting events on our calendar is the Milwaukee Dash for Down Syndrome (part of the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge) on May 5, 2024, and here’s why it’s an event you won’t want…

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🌟 Embrace the joy of giving back! 🌟

GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee is searching for vibrant volunteers to add their personal touch to events, fundraising, tutoring, and programs among other areas. Just 1-2 hours per week can create a world of impact! Your energy is the key to the growth and success of GiGi’s Playhouse, a place dedicated to fostering acceptance and life-changing opportunities…

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We Make the Change Together!

“When there is something you enjoy doing there is nothing more fun than sharing that love with others!” -GiGi’s Playhouse belief This is why we share GiGi’s mission to build a world that embraces Down syndrome and each person’s strengths and uniqueness to truly CHANGE THE WORLD! Each of our board members and staff members…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle

Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle is one of our Teen Tastic leaders who has taken charge of coordinating the weekly program. She comes prepared to each program and collaborates with other leaders to create age-appropriate activities based on the themes chosen by the group. This past week was an animal theme and she modeled handwriting with the…

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4th graders are changing the world

Stormonth Elementary’s 4th graders are changing the way the world views Down syndrome. They have taken the #GenerationG pledge, learned about acceptance, and inclusion, and are living these lessons every day! Each student walks a 5K and is raising money to support our GiGi’s which provides FREE educational, therapeutic and career programs for people with…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Craig

Craig has been a volunteer since February of 2020. He has been tutoring Ravaughn and Kate for the past two years in literacy and math. Craig was the owner of Barring Distributing, which sold replacement machine parts to factories. He sold the business after 40 years and now spends much of his free time golfing…

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Meet our newest Board Member: Kristen Byers

Meet our newest Board Member: Kristen Byers Kristen Byers is a nature-based 4K teacher for a program that is partnered with West Bend School District, Riveredge Nature Center, and Kettle Moraine YMCA. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UW-Milwaukee and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University-Mequon and is…

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