The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
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New York New York 10012

Young Leadership Events

The NDSS Young Leadership Committees (YLCs) work to improve public awareness and perception of individuals with Down syndrome, focusing specifically on a younger demographic. The committees are dedicated to engaging future leaders within the Down syndrome community. Members act as ambassadors in their communities to address stereotypes to educate the public. 

YLCs plan special events to raise awareness and funds for NDSS and local projects.  Below is more information about past events hosted by young leaders.  

Active YLCs are currently in the following cities:

  • New York, New York
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbus, Ohio (at Ohio State University)
  • Washington, DC

To learn more about how to get involved in one of these committees or to start one in your area, please contact Kristie Hagen, NDSS Communications & Social Media Manager at

Past NDSS Young Leadership Events

NDSS Washington, DC Leadership Network Kickoff Event

Photos from this event

NDSS Young Leadership Committee Celebrates
World Down Syndrome Day

Photos from this event

5th Annual Dream BIG Benefit

Photos from this event (requires a free Snapfish login)
Dream BIG Chicago website

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • My Great Story
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors