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Teach Someone to Ride a Bike!

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ORGANIZATION: Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 32 people are interested
iCan Bike

-DATES: July 24 - July 29, 2022
-TIMES: 8:15-5:00 (M-F). (Sunday, July 24 is a 2 hour orientation in the afternoon time TBD for parents and volunteers.)
-WHERE: Orange County Convention Center
-REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/2CKYV8bpQt6wZsPn8

The Down Syndrome FOUNDATION of Florida is holding a day bike camp!!
The camp will teach individuals with Down syndrome and other unique abilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle and become independent riders. About 80% of the participants are able to ride independently in less than a week’s time. You can help a rider to achieve this major milestone. We are looking for volunteers to help with administrative duties and be volunteer spotters for our riders. Volunteer spotters need to be able to run/walk for 75 minutes as the participant becomes more competent in his/her skills. This has been one of our volunteers' favorite events as they experience the joy of watching someone learn to ride a bike and open up new worlds for themselves. We are following CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our riders and volunteers.

>Take a moment to watch this short video to see what camp is all about: https://youtu.be/GhdMm1pwH1o

>REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/2CKYV8bpQt6wZsPn8

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About Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida

Location:

PO Box 533462, Orlando, FL 32853, US

Mission Statement

Our goal is to promote inclusion, understanding and acceptance by expanding opportunities for individuals, families and communities touched by Down syndrome. The mission of The Foundation is to empower lives for a brighter future by facilitating projects that enhance the welfare, education, health, and artistic and athletic abilities of individuals with Down syndrome. The vision of The Foundation is to create an environment where people with Down syndrome are included in every facet of the community.

Description

Welcome to the Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida!
We believe when POTENTIAL is given OPPORTUNITY the outcome is SUCCESS.

We envision a day where people with Down syndrome are fully included in their communities: working, playing, studying and living together with their peers.

We believe that the more opportunities any individual is given the greater the likelihood of their success. Every successful athlete, academic achiever or musical prodigy has many dedicated hours of practice, study and effort. It is our goal to provide more and more opportunities throughout the community for individuals with Down syndrome to be involved and included - not just because it is the right thing to do, but because we know EVERYONE will benefit from it! We provide scholarships, educational / informational programs, community / business partnerships to improve inclusion and legislative and political advocacy for issues related to individuals with developmental disabilities like Down syndrome.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sun Jul 24, 2022 - Fri Jul 29, 2022
08:15 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

Orange County Convention Center South9899 International DriveOrlando, FL 32819

(28.42878,-81.46209)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Child Development
  • Physical Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Bicycling
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • -Orientation or Training -At least one session per day 75 minutes M-F* -Lunch will be provided for volunteers who work through the mid-day sessions.

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