Build a network within your community, while also building life skills.

Social Opportunities

The Arc provides a variety of social and recreational opportunities to encourage you to get out and try something new. Discover a new hobby or interest while getting to know new people and exploring your community. We offer many opportunities to practice the social skills and techniques you’ve learned along the way.

Bounce Forward

Transition-age young adults (16-25) sometimes need extra guidance as they plan for their future. Sand Volleyball Meetup group Bounce Forward events provide opportunities for young adults to network with peers who are looking to find a friend, a roommate, an apartment, or who just want to start thinking about their future. Events are held at various times throughout the year to help promote casual conversations and opportunities to meet others with similar interests. For additional information, contact Gabrielle Szarek, Director of Transition Services, at 314-817-2255 or join the Bounce Forward Facebook group.


CONNECT is a program at the St. Louis Arc that empowers individuals to lead an independent life using individualized and community supports. This program is ideal for adults interested in moving out on their own and needing minimal support in order to be successful.  For the next meetup dates and to RSVP,  join our Meetup group. For more information, please contact Beth Moeller, Director of Community Living at 314-817-2271.

Leisure Activities

If you are ready to take the next step to meet new people on your own, the St. Louis Arc offers a wide array of sports and leisure activities. These classes, activities, and sports leagues provide people of all abilities the opportunity to stay active, meet new people, and have fun.

Social and Instructional

Monthly classes and events for adults such as music, cooking, dances, and book clubs.

Sports and Recreation

Seasonal club and league sports for adults of all abilities like soccer, bowling, softball, golf, and basketball.

Download the 2020-2021 Winter Leisure Times for a complete schedule of activities or visit the online registration page. For financial assistance, please click here.

For additional information or resources on transitioning to adulthood, contact Gabrielle Szarek, Director of Transition Services, at 314-817-2255.