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.

Please contact Community Engagement Manager, Abigail Beckord Bosslet, for more information on joining the Young Friends Board! abigail@dsagsl.or or 314-833-7560

Silver Linings Bourbon Giveback

The Young Friends Board has partnered with STL Barkeep and the Silver Lining Cocktail Club for a fun super fun giveback opportunity!

Purchase a bottle of Single Barrel Woodford Reserve from the Single Barrel Club and 20% of sales will be donated to DSAGSL.  A perfect holiday gift for the bourbon lover in your life.

Just $60 includes a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon as well as a ticket to a special release party on October 21st from 5-8pm at Tower Grove Park where you can pick up your purchase and enjoy cocktail tastings, full cash bar, food trucks, and fun raffle items. 20% of proceeds from release party are also donated to DSA!

Can’t make the party? You can purchase just the bottle of Woodford Reserve.  Not a bourbon fan but still want to support DSAGSL? Join us at the release party and partake in the cash bar! 20% of sales from both the bourbon and the release party are donated to the organization.  

Young Friends Board '21 Club'

The Young Friends Board plans and hosts quarterly events called the 21 Club, a social group for adults of all abilities that fosters inclusion, understanding, and acceptance by providing opportunities for adults with Down syndrome and their typical peers to socialize with each other.  Types of events include bowling, movies, going to a Cardinals game, board game night, going on a hike, and more.

Parents are invited to attend to provide supervision if they choose, or a buddy system can also be established.  Young Friends Board members attending the event can act as a chaperone and provide contact information to parents.

Visit the 21 Club and Social Events Page for Upcoming Events