Tutoring at GiGi’s Playhouse has been such a great experience for me. Celebrating all the victories Ben made, small or big, was such a joyful feeling. I went into this experience expecting to just be a teacher to Ben, but he has taught so many things as well. The friendship that I have formed with my student is something that I will cherish forever. Ben’s kind & positive personality is something I look forward to seeing every week. Tutoring here at GiGi’s has shown me that all people have the ability to achieve their goals as long as they are given an opportunity!

Volunteer Literacy Tutor Mati

Mati and her mom Moira have been involved as program leaders for 21 Stars- Social Skills for Teens and Adults, Teen Tastic (ages 13-17) and 1:1 Literacy Tutoring. Mati has a beautiful way of forming relationships with our participants, connecting with them about hobbies they enjoy and with encouragement that makes your heart sing. We are so lucky to have this duo committed to purposeful programs and changing the way the world sees Down syndrome!

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  1. Marie Meckman on March 24, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Mati, the feeling is mutual! Ben is so thankful for his time with you and has really enjoyed his tutoring sessions. He had the times written on the calendar and would mention them every Monday morning: “Today is tutoring, right?!” Thanks for your dedication and compassion!

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