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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Why? It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! What a perfect time to focus on being more active, and becoming a healthier you! National Physical Fitness and Sports Month were designated to…

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Join the Arc for Children’s Music Groups

What are Children’s Music Groups? Children’s music groups utilize music therapy techniques and principles that support children in developing abilities that are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Classes assist children in learning to be successful in a small group setting, while having fun. A music therapist leads the classes, bringing with…

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Creative Music Making

For the past six years, the St. Louis Arc has partnered with the St. Louis Symphony and Maryville University Music Therapy program for Creative Music Making. Grace Mehan, a long time Arc participant shared her experience as a musician in this year’s program. My Experience in Creative Music Making I was one of the many…

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Summer 2017 Leisure Times

Registration is now open for summer leisure programs! While it may be snowing outside, summer is just around the corner. The leisure team at the St. Louis Arc has planned plenty of fun and active programs for people of all ages and abilities. A few highlights for the summer season: Children’s Music Groups Children’s music…

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Supporting Positive Behavior in Teens

Lindsey Moore, Behavior Specialist and Carly McElvaine, Leisure Coordinator offer strategies they use to support positive behavior in teens.  Each topic will follow the story of an individual who is dealing with a specific problem. While this article will relate to situations at the St. Louis Arc’s summer programs, the strategies can be adapted to other…

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Shoot ‘n Hoops: Working Together to Build New Skills

For the past 18 years, the St. Louis Arc has partnered with Webster University for the Shoot ‘n Hoops Basketball Clinic. This year’s clinic, held on December 3, was taught by the Webster University Men’s Basketball team. Twenty-eight Arc participants attended the clinic where they spent the morning running different basketball drills including dribbling, shooting…

Staying Active This Winter

The Leisure Winter registration deadline is Friday, December 9! Don’t forget to review Leisure Times  and submit your registration for upcoming programs.  Our Leisure department offers classes and activities for children, teens, adults, and families.  Download the winter edition of Leisure Times to view all available programs and details on how to register. One program…

Volunteers Make A Difference

Make A Difference Day This Saturday, October 22, we celebrate Make A Difference Day. On this day, volunteers across the country will work towards the common goal of improving the lives of others in their communities.  Make A Difference Day is not only one of the largest, single days of service, it is also a…

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Calling All Kids and Teens!

Recently, the Fall 2016 Leisure Times debuted! The St. Louis Arc offers nearly 40 different recreation programs from sports to cooking classes. While there is something for everyone, we’d like to highlight our two social skills groups. These two classes work with children and teens to understand what social skills are and how to apply…

Changes to Leisure Registration

In years past, some families have opted to register for our Leisure programs through our old website. With the launching of our new website, our online registration process is going away temporarily.   In the meantime, please download the 2016 Fall Leisure Programs listing and registration form and return it to: St. Louis Arc/Leisure Services Attention: Accounts…