Young Friends Board

The Young Friends Board is a group of young professionals that support DSAGSL’s program and fundraising efforts.  It’s an opportunity to gain experience in a leadership role, meet new people, and support the Down syndrome community.    

The Young Friends Board meets once a month at the DSAGSL office.  Each member serves a minimum of one (1) two year term and has a personal fundraising goal of $500 annually.  This contribution includes in-kind donations, sponsorships, and event registrations.

The Young Friends Board helps with monthly Circle of Friends meetups, as well as quarterly events such as the World Down Syndrome Day Bowling Event and Holiday Movie Party.  Young Friends Board members also volunteer and support DSAGSL events such as the New Family Brunch, Step Up for Down Syndrome and Trivia Night, and members have the opportunity to join planning committees, attend Board of Directors meetings, and make lasting connections both personally and professionally.

To join the Young Friends Board, please fill out the application or contact Community Engagement Manager, Abigail Beckord Bosslet at abigail@dsagsl.or or 314-833-7560

Circle of Friends Social Events

Join the DSAGSL Young Friends Board, SLU Best Buddies & SLU Service Fraternity Sig Tau on the last Saturday of each month from 2-3:30 at the DSAGSL office for music, dancing, group games, and fun times with friends of all abilities! 

Parents are welcome to stay, or a buddy system is available for parents who would like to drop off and exchange information with one of our buddies.  

Football Squares Contest

Add some excitement to the big game with the DSAGSL Young Friends Super Bowl Squares Contest! At the end of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter, as well as the final score of the game, if your name is on the square that lines up with the last digit of the NFC team’s score and the last digit of the AFC team’s score…. YOU WIN! Squares are just $10, but the more you buy, the better your chances of winning!

Score numbers and names are placed on game board at random and the board will be released once all 100 squares are sold

Contact Abigail Beckord Bosslet at abigail@dsagsl.or or 314-833-7560 with any questions.

World Down Syndrome Day Bowling Event

Sunday, March 19 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Tropicana Lanes

Throw on some blue and yellow, sport your crazy socks, and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day at Tropicana Lanes with DSAGSL!  Participants will enjoy 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, raffle prizes, and more!  This event is for all ages and abilities!  Sign up as a team (max of 6 per lane) or as an individual and we will pair you up with other bowlers.