Volunteer Spotlights: Delaney & Susan!

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Delaney Marwood and Susan Davies, two interns who came to GiGi’s Playhouse MKE compliments of the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, Community Health Internship Program (CHIP). Both volunteers have served as Program Assistants for a variety of programs over the summer session including our GiGiFIT Kids & Adults programs,…

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Our Culture of Generosity

At GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee, we are dedicated to changing the way the world views Down syndrome and empowering individuals to achieve their greatest potential. Our mission is fueled by a culture of generosity that brings together community support and transformative programs. Here’s how you can be a part of our impactful journey. Your Impact Your…

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Participant Best of All: Spencer is Working on a Healthy Lifestyle

Leading a healthy lifestyle is crucial for individuals with Down syndrome, and GiGiFIT plays a significant role in this. Here’s how: Importance of Leading a Healthy Lifestyle for Individuals with Down Syndrome Spencer’s Story Spencer has been showcasing his best during the Spring GiGiFIT adult sessions, demonstrating excellent hand-eye coordination while working closely with Program…

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Dash Team Highlight: Marvelous Myron & his Magnificent Mates

Myron is a little one with Down syndrome, his heart is huge just like his smile

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Myron has a contagious smile, non-stop curiosity, and thoughtfulness way behind his three years of life! What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? Our whole family always feels welcome at GiGi’s. Even if it is programming for Myron, his…

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Dash Team Highlight: Ryan’s Rebel Squad

Ryan is a teen with Down syndrome, shown here on a beach vacation.

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Ryan is charming and strong. He is helpful, energetic, sweet, funny, and gives good hugs. What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? GiGi’s is like a second home for us. We always feel welcome and accepted at any event…

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Dash Team Highlight: Jammin’ with Jake

Jake is a teen with Down syndrome. Jake is seen here wearing is favorite team hat - Purdue University!

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Everyone who has met Jake knows that he is the Dude in our family. He has reminded us that individuals with Down syndrome are more alike than different and he is happy to show you how. What is your favorite part of attending programs and…

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Dash Team Highlight: Emme’s Super Sprinters

Emme is a girl with Down syndrome shown at the apple orchard

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Emme is a compassionate, determined, fun-loving 6 year old. She loves her family, animals, books and music. She makes every day brighter just by being in it! What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? We enjoy spending time with…

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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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Dash Team Highlight: Fighting Peanut!

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Madeline, or Maddie, is the EXTRA amazing inspiration for this team. She is lovingly referred to as Peanut by her family. In the short 8 months that she has been on this planet, she has already had 3 surgeries, including open heart surgery, multiple hospital…

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