Sports & Recreation

AUGUST DAYS –/ service.html Our own summer recreational program for disadvantaged children. 2 weeks in July or August. 9 am - 3pm. Priority to incoming juniors and seniors.

CENTER OF CREATIVE ARTS (COCA) -- 524 Trinity. University City, MO 63130. Be a teacher aide in classes for younger children in dance, art, drama, etc. Opportunities throughout the summer. Call: 314.725.6555.

DISABLED ATHLETES SPORTS ASSOCIATION. 1236 Jungerman Rd. Stuite D. St. Peters, MO 63376 This organization provides athletic opportunities of all sorts to children with physical and/or visual disabilities who live in the St. Charles area. email: or phone: 636.477.0716.

FOCUS. Adaptive Martial Arts. Manchester Road. Easter Seals FOCUS (Fighting to Overcome Challenges & Understanding Strengths) Adaptive Martial Arts Program is for individuals 8 and older with disabilities or other special needs. Help youth improve balance, coordination, flexibility, focus and self-esteem. 636-779-2261 or 1-800-664-5025 ext. 112

FIGHTERS WITH COURAGE AND POWER. P.O. Box 50181 St. Louis, MO 63105-9998. This organization sponsors martial arts classes to young people with cerebral palsy. Call: 314.306.0317.

GATEWAY CONFLUENCE WHEELCHAIR SPORTS FOUNDATION. P.O. Box 756 Alton, IL 62002 this organization provides athletes with basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball and other sports opportunities. email:theconfluence@ezl.coom or call: 618.377.3622.

GIRLS, INC.—3801 Nelson Drive. 63121 Operates an educational and recreational summer program. 7:30 am -5:30 pm, June to mid-August. flexible volunteer hours. Age 14 and up. Girl volunteers only. Contact summer program director: 314.385.8088

Sponsored by Children's Hospital. Other opportunities include a summer basketball class and year round dance, swimming, and martial arts classes. This organization also sponsor a sports intensive day camp for young people ages 7-18 with cerebral palsy which runs in one week sessions during the summer. or call 314.454.2604

HERBERT HOOVER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-- 2901 N. Grand. Help in summer program offering athletics, music, computers, , etc. for inner city youngsters ages 6 -16. Monday - Friday. Call: 314.652.8300.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM -- 3654 Grand (near Gravois). A program for newly arrived refugee children focusing on teaching English skills, recreation, crafts, and field trips. Volunteers do not need to know a foreign language. The young campers are encouraged to practice English. Mid-June to Mid August, 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm in Tower Grove Park. Call 314.773.8021.

KINGDOM HOUSE Tutors/mentors Help elementary aged children in math, science and reading Monday through Friday from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Coaches are needed for soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball. Some evenings and weekends.


“KEEN is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and youth with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers.”

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION -- SUMMER ADVENTURES PROGRAM -- This agency serves teens with disabilities. The summer program provides fun activities for developmentally disabled adolescents helped by teenage volunteers. Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5 pm, all summer. Volunteer schedule is flexible. Location: Olivette. Call: 314. 567.7705.

LOYOLA ACADEMY OF ST. LOUIS. 3854 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108. This college prep school serves middle school aged boys living in low to moderate income families. The school sponsors an after school program from 3 pm. until 6pm Monday through Friday; this program includes art, music, athletics, and study hall. They would like a one day per week commitment. Call: 314.531.9091. fax 314.531.3603

MATHEWS DICKEY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB -- 4245 N. Kingshighway (off I-70). Operates all summer, from 8 am - 4 pm. Very flexible in working out volunteer time (all week, once per week, etc.) Can use any talent you have: tutoring, sports, dance, crafts, etc Call volunteer coordinator: 314.382.5952.

RECREATION COUNCIL OF GREATER ST. LOUIS Check this site to find out about volunteer opportunities in summer recreation programs that serve residents with developmental disabilities. 314.726.6044

SPORTS FOR KIDS. One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1100. St. Louis, MO 63102. is the charitable branch of the St. Louis Sports Commission. It organizes fee coaching clinics, sponsors sports career days for schools, and helps renovate gyms and athletic fields in the at:

ST. LOUIS WHEELCHAIR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. 10030 Big Bend Road MO 63122 (SLWAA) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides wheelchair sports to individuals with permanent physical disabilities in St. Louis, MO and the surrounding areas for Missouri and Illinois. SLWAA's mission is to improve the physical condition and quality of life of the disabled through participation in sport. (314) 775-2512 or E-MAIL:

THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP-- Wessel Stables in St. Charles County, 6948 Weldon Spring Rd. This is a riding program for the disabled. you do not have to ride to be a helper in this fine program, BUT if you are familiar with horses, you will be a real asset. Agency operates spring, summer and fall. Call: 636.441.9944

TEAM ACTIVITIES FOR SPECIAL KIDS (TASK). South Towne Square, Suite. D, 63123. Sponsors instructional leagues for athletes with special needs. Call: 314.845.3641.