Participant Spotlight: Sophia Morris

This week, we are thrilled to feature longtime GiGi’s NYC participant, Sophia Morris! Sophia has been attending our programs since we first opened our doors in 2012. She is a fantastic singer and horseback-rider and a great friend to all. Please enjoy the below Q&A with Sophia! 

When did you first join the GiGi’s Playhouse NYC community?  

I was one of the first members of GiGi’s NYC with Laura Lyle back in 2012! 

 What GiGi’s NYC programs do you attend?   

I love the GiGi’s NYC summer camp for teens! Summer Adventures is awesome! 

What program(s) is your favorite / has been the most impactful to you?   

Summer camp because I get to hang out with my friends.  

What does GiGi’s NYC mean to you?  


What do you look forward to doing at the Playhouse once we can safely gather there again?   

I can’t wait to see all of my friends in person! 

How do you enjoy spending your free time?   

I love horseback-riding, bikeriding, singingand dancing. 

 What do you want the GiGi’s NYC community to know? 

I want them to know that I can do anything! 

What would you like to see from GiGi’s NYC in the future? Do you have any ideas for new programs or special events?  

I am excited for GiGiKitchen, and am so glad the program is now being offered! 


Thank you, Sophia, for all that you bring to our community! You are showing the world that the possibilities are endless for individuals with Down syndrome and that you can do anything you set your mind to! We are so proud of all of your growth over the years and can’t wait to see you GiGiKitchen and Summer Adventures soon!  



  1. Jane providenti on April 9, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Awesome. You can do anything!!

  2. Uncle Chris on April 9, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Proudest Uncle in the whole world – anything agreed! Perfect your croissant recipe- light on the butter if you can Phia. X Chris

  3. hprovidenti on April 9, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Sophia, you are an inspiration! It has been so wonderful getting to know you!

  4. Rosella Lofaro on April 9, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Sophia, I loved reading all about you! You sound like an amazing young woman. You are awesome!

  5. Siobhan on April 10, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Good job Phia- enjoy summer camp 🏕 !

  6. Frank Sawyer on April 26, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Sophia, watching you grow through the years has been wonderful. Looking forward to seeing what’s next, and what you will achieve. Your possibilities are endless.

  7. hprovidenti on May 1, 2021 at 12:04 am

    So proud of you, Sophia!

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