March 21st (3/21) is World Down Syndrome Day! On this day we celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and the wonderful joy, insight and inspiration they bring into our lives and to this world. Help us celebrate by taking the 3/21 Pledge!
Spreading the word on just how cool and capable individuals Rockin' that extra chromosome are! We asked families nationwide to share with us pictures or video of their family member or friend with Down syndrome 'Rockin' it'...and this is what we got! Pure awesomeness!
Ruby’s Rainbow was inspired by our own lil’ lady, Ruby. At her birth, we discovered that she had an extra special chromosome. Our expectations for her did not change and we vowed as a family to give her all of the opportunities we could to learn, grow, flourish and become an important contributor to society and to the community.
Life and learning doesn’t stop after high school and we want to help these amazing individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential.
Our goal at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome seeking post secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes who feel that higher education is the right choice for them.
It is our mission to create awareness of the capabilities of these amazing individuals and help them achieve their dreams of higher education. We plan to keep track of the recipients and our hope it that this will inspire others to go for their dreams!
Are you looking for educational opportunities or programs in a college setting for you or someone you know that happens to have Down syndrome or an intellectual disability? Check out ThinkCollege.net!
Our Visit to Western Carolina University
Please check out our visit to Western Carolina University to visit Rockin' Recipients Ali Hale and Zach Benton attending the UP Program.
It was amazing to see what our efforts at Ruby's Rainbow are helping individuals like Ali and Zach accomplish!! A huge THANK YOU to Kelle Hampton for sharing in the experience and chronicling it so beautifully!!