Programs for School-Aged

The DSAGSL is the only agency in the region serving individuals with Down syndrome, and their families, through the entire lifespan. This includes school-aged individuals with Down syndrome.  We offer programs related to education, as well as recreation, socialization, and important life skills.

Ukulele Club

Join us on Zoom once a week, Thursdays starting September 15th from 7:00pm-8:00pm for a group Ukulele class!  Learn songs everyone loves like tunes from Disney movies and hitts from the radio.  The class is free to join and you can hop on anytime!  Click here to join the zoom or visit our Website Calendar for more information

Need a ukulele?  Contact Andi@dsagsl.org or 314-961-2504

Buddy Up Tennis & Buddy Up Fitness

DSAGSL has partnered with Buddy Up for Life to bring two awesome fitness programs to the Greater St. Louis area!  

Buddy Up Tennis is a 90-minute tennis and fitness program specifically created for individuals with Down syndrome ages 10+.  Buddy volunteers are partnered with Athletes to provide support, reinforce instruction, and develop friendships. No tennis experience required. Class is once a week for 8 weeks on Sundays from 3:30-5:00 at Forest Lake Tennis Club in Chesterfield starting January 28th.

Buddy Up Fitness is a 60-minute, HITT style workout created for individuals with Down syndrome ages 12+ focused on developing core strength, balance, and stability. Athletes individually progress through multiple levels of exercises as their endurance and strength improves.  This program is available at two locations – Tuesdays from 6-7pm in Brentwood, MO at the DSAGSL Office starting January 30th and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 in St. Charles, MO at Uncharted Crossfit starting January 25th. 

Both Programs are currently full!  Please email Abigail@dsagsl.org if you want to join the waitlist for next session.

Rock 21

Rock21 is a great way for people with Down syndrome who love music to learn how to be in a band with others and play their favorite songs together.  No musical or instrument knowledge is required.

Our next session of ROCK 21 begins the week of May 7th!  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Join us for the ROCK 21 Concert on June 23th at 11:30pm at Millwoods Sports Bar & Grill in Maryland Heights, MO. Tickets are only $10.  Doors open at 11:00am.

Questions? Contact Andi at:  andi@dsagsl.org

Let's Hang Out - A DSAGSL Community Group

Meets Monthly at Various Locations

This group is for tweens to young adults with Down syndrome, and their families, to come together and hang out once a month together!  The group meets all over the St. Louis region at different locations for different types of activities. 

Circle of Friends Socials & Teen Socials

DSAGSL will be hosting inclusive social events throughout the year on Fridays featuring music, dancing, group games, crafts, and more!  Participants with Down syndrome and their typical peers will pair up, build friendships, and have fun together!

Teen Night for ages 13-17 will be Friday evening from 5:30-8:00pm on February 9, May 10, and September 13.  

Circle of Friends for ages 18+ will be Friday evening from 5:30-8:00pm on January 19, April 12, August 9, and November 15.