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Caroline Coors ’20 is a sophomore at the Cate School in California. Last summer, she interned at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in Denver, working with kids of all ages who have Down Syndrome. At the end of the summer, she wanted to create an unstructured program for those same individuals to help with socialization. After working in partnership with the Foundation and its CEO, Caroline developed a six-week program that will launch this summer to engage a group of self-advocates and teen volunteers from local Denver high schools. They will have five different outings once a week throughout the summer, an education session, and an end-of-season party. Her goal is to encourage lasting relationships and create an environment where teens can learn about Down Syndrome. Caroline saw how Covid negatively impacted teens and those with Down Syndrome in particular and wanted to do something about it.  Inspired by her aunt who is a social worker, Caroline’s ultimate goal is to start her own Occupational Therapy practice for children with special needs. If any St. Anne’s alums in high school are interested in participating in Caroline’s summer program, send an email to [email protected].