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Homework Help and Literacy Tutoring with GiGi's Playhouse


Homework Help and Literacy Tutoring with GiGi's Playhouse

8 week commitment required. Assist with homework and increase the literacy skills of school aged children (ages 4-12) with Down syndrome. The literacy curriculum for the program is available to view upon request.

**Note: a mandatory training session will occur on the first day (May 3). In this training, volunteers will learn about the literacy curriculum and how to work with children with Down syndrome.

Committed Project Date Range:

5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31; 6/7, 6/14, 6/21



GiGi’s Playhouse New York City is a grass-roots Not-for-Profit that opened in 2012. They provide a place to celebrate a Down syndrome diagnosis and gain the social and academic skills individuals with Down syndrome need in order to reach their potential and make a contribution to this great city.