Pop-Up Programming Success

With the generous support of the NASCAR Foundation, Down Syndrome of Louisville began providing Pop-Up Programming in areas around Louisville in February and it has been a positive experience for all involved.  Many of our members cannot make it to our campus for classes due to distance- but they have welcomed having opportunities that they can attend close to home!

Our first event was held on a Friday evening.  Parents enjoyed an evening of respite knowing that their child was safe and in a nurturing environment with people that could handle any challenge that might arise.  One parent mentioned they hadn’t been able to get away on a date for years!  Another parent was hoping we could be in their area monthly. This may need to be our next BIG goal. 

Our second Pop-Up was also a success.  It engaged volunteers from a new area and again allowed us to meet children and families that we have been unable to before. Many in this location were Spanish-speaking families that we have been trying to reach with our services. We got the chance to put names with faces and begin building new relationships. Through the Pop-Up programming funding, this was made possible.

In a third location, we did not have any children show up, but we made connections within the community and will be able to share information regarding our support of people with Down syndrome and their families through an invitation to speak at an upcoming neighborhood council meeting. 

Here are some photos of our families enjoying our Pop-Up Programming.

 

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