Monday, February 13, 2012

Dalrich chapter has a fun afternoon with the Downs Syndrome Guild of Dallas

YMSL Dalrich Boys had the privilege of joining the Downs Syndrome Guild of Dallas at Nickelrama in Garland for an event full of arcade games, pizza, prizes, and fun!  Each YMSL boy was paired with a member of the Downs Syndrome Guild of Dallas. This marked the launch of a ‘teen only’ event for the Downs Syndrome Guild of Dallas, and everyone walked away at the end smiling and telling stories about their experience with their partners.  The Dalrich YMSL Boys said, “We want to do this again!” They look forward to participating in the Down's Syndrome Guild of Dallas Talent Show in March.

Lone Star chapter hear Decorated Marine at Father/Son event

The YMSL Lone Star Chapter hosted decorated military officer and author, Donovan Campbell for our Father/son event on January 28th.  Donovan spoke to around 160 young men and their fathers about his experiences as a marine platoon commander. Donavan shared that the average age of his soldiers were 19 ½, not much older than many of our young men. He delivered a powerful message about how the lessons learned in war apply to our daily lives and serving others.