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 Special Olympics on the last Saturday of each month from 2-4pm at the DSAGSL office for music, dancing, group games, and fun times with friends of all abilities!


Our June Circle of Friends will be at Tilles Park.  We’ll have picnic snacks and outdoor games, and we’ve reserved Picnic Site 5.  Please RSVP using the link!

Instead of Circle of Friends in August, the Young Friends Board is hosting a Cornhole Tournament!  Details coming soon.

We will resume our normal Circle of Friends schedule in September.