First class of GiGi U graduates in Rochester, ensures jobs for Down syndrome adults

Written by on May 4, 2024

The first class of GiGi U, a learning program designed for adults with Down syndrome, celebrated their graduation on May 2, 2024, in Rochester, NY. This program, hosted by GiGi’s Playhouse Rochester, has successfully equipped its graduates with the necessary skills to secure employment. The curriculum at GiGi U included both group programs—such as cooking, exercise, and social skills—and individual tutoring in speech, math, and literacy. Kristin Housel, the director of operations at GiGi’s Playhouse, emphasized the comprehensive nature of the training provided. Joshua “JT” Theodorou, involved in the program, encouraged the graduates to continue spreading love and embracing their qualities. This milestone marks the first graduation since the inception of the non-profit in 2017, highlighting its commitment to enhancing the lives and careers of individuals with Down syndrome.

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Source: WHAM


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