2020 Buddy Walk

2020 Buddy Walk

Dear New Directions Buddy Walk Supporters, This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Down Syndrome celebration walk held in Sioux Falls. In that time, the annual event has grown from less than a hundred attendees to over a thousand people, families,...
iCan Bike Postponed till June 7th-11th 2021

iCan Bike Postponed till June 7th-11th 2021

Bike Camp Families, On behalf of the New Directions Bike Committee, I want to update you regarding Bike Camp. Due to unforeseen circumstances from COVID-19, we are POSTPONING Bike Camp until next year. Our new date is June 7th -11th 2021. All items regarding camp...
Now Accepting Buddy Walk Face Mask Orders

Face Masks from Buddy Walk T-Shirts

Hello New Directions Families! Having been inspired by other groups creating masks, we’ve raided our storage unit for extra Buddy Walk t-shirts we have on hand. If your family would like a mask, we’d like to get one in your hands. Adult and child sizes are...
Canceled – World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

Canceled – World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

Due to recent developments regarding COVID-19, we’ve elected to cancel our planned World Down Syndrome Celebration. The health and well being of our members, volunteers, and organizers is our top priority. We want everyone to feel safe and supported. Please reach out...
2020 World Down Syndrome Day

2020 World Down Syndrome Day

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with us by sharing photos of you and your loved ones “Rocking Your Socks” in support and raising awareness for the Down Syndrome community. If you would be so kind – share the photos directly with us as well by...
2020 Buddy Walk

February Board Meeting Recap

The Board of Directors met in February 2020. Here is our meeting recap. Organizational Business There were minimal updates to our financials outside of donations, with the most notable expenses related to our Christmas party. We have a new email system in place for...
100+ Volunteers Needed for iCan Bike

100+ Volunteers Needed for iCan Bike

New Directions is hosting a five-day iCan Bike camp to teach local children and young adults with disabilities how to ride a two wheeled bicycle independently. This is the first time iCan Bike will be in South Dakota. Our bike camp is June 8-12, 2020 at the Special...