Why I LiveUp!

Today’s post comes from Emily, one of the directors at LiveUp San Diego! This year will be my fourth LiveUp, and my second time as a director. I’m so excited to come back and be reunited with my LiveUp family in San Diego! Without a doubt, LiveUp is one of my most favorite places in the […]

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Share the LiveUp Love this Valentine’s Day!

Today’s post comes from Sarah, who will be co-directing LiveUp DC!  Can you believe that it’s Valentine’s Day already? Summer is just around the corner! In the meantime, here are 10 Ways you can show your LiveUp Love: Wear your LiveUp Shirt: Even though people usually wear pinks and reds on Valentine’s Day, pull out your favorite […]

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LiveUp San Diego 2016: Lives Changed!

This post comes from Derrick, one of the amazing directors at LiveUp SD! Trying to transfer to you the warmth in our hearts, or even a tenth of the ways our lives were changed would be a triumph that mere words on a page simply can’t produce.  Therefore, allow me to share just a few of […]

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See the good in the world

This post is written by Phil Johnson, LiveUp Philly volunteer!  2016 has provided us a laundry list of things to be sad about. That said, I find my resolve in the fundamental good nature of the world unshaken. It’s very difficult to be a part of something like LiveUp and not leave with an inherent understanding […]

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Meet Emily and Lisa!

This post is written by Emily Simino, LiveUp San Diego Director! LiveUp is a place where strangers turn into friends and friends turn into family. It’s an experience unlike any other and one that has brought me some of the most amazing friends I could ever hope to have! One of those people, is my good friend […]

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Volunteer while you’re young!

Today’s post comes from Kerri, Director at LiveUp Philly!  “Giving my time back to a cause as grand as what LiveUp aspires to accomplish was an unbelievable experience. I’ve found myself talking to a lot of friends and coworkers ever since I returned to NYC, and each time I’ve explained the weekend I found myself […]

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Laura shares her LiveUp experience

Laura, one of our rock star volunteers, shared this post she wrote for Towsen University’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science nOTes Friends & Family Alumni Newsletter.    LiveUp, a long weekend program for adults with Down syndrome, is dedicated to helping participants across four core focus areas: life skill and social skill development, healthy […]

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Wednesday Wellness: Volunteering – it’s good for your health!

LiveUp Programs is 100% volunteer-run organization. We know how important it is to help out, however you can  – whether it’s one weekend a year or hours and hours of prep time planning everything! We rely on our friends, family, and community to make our programs possible. In fact, one of the pillars that makes […]

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Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Friday, March 21 (3-21 in honor of Trisomy 21) is World Down Syndrome Day! It’s a chance to “help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.” (You can learn more about it here.) We’ve been […]

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Just Dance! Reason 6 why we love LiveUp!

Friday, March 21 (3-21 in honor of Trisomy 21) is World Down Syndrome Day! It’s a chance to “help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.” (You can learn more about it here.) We’re continuing […]

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