Variety CEO, Webster University president talk Variety Children's Theatre for documentary

Jan Albus of Variety and Dr. Beth Stroble of Webster University talk Variety Children's Theatre, St. Louis.

Dr. Beth Stroble still can't really talk about the finale to Variety Children's Theatre's 2013 production of "Peter Pan."

It's not that she didn't love the show — it's one of her favorite stories of all time, brought to vivid life with a top-notch cast and a fully inclusive children's ensemble. But the Webster University president still gets a bit teary when she recalls watching Variety... Continue Reading »

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:42
New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson to receive Variety's 2014 Champion for Kids Award

New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson to receive Variety's 2014 Champion for Kids Award

Best-selling author Ridley Pearson’s relationship with Variety started with his daughters. 

The appropriately named Paige and Storey spent their summers working as counselors at Variety Adventure Camp, and in that time they fell in love with the spirit and enthusiasm of Variety kids. When they told their father about their experiences, it launched what has been a... Continue Reading »

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:32
Staff from St. Louis Arc to discuss sibling inclusion at Champions for Children Summit

Variety Champions for Children Summit presents panel discussion on siblings of children disabilities, Nov. 12 at Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.

Every week at St. Louis Arc, Gabrielle Kerlick hears new questions from siblings of children with disabilities.

They come to St. Louis Arc for Sibshops, a program that serves as both a communal playtime and social support group for brothers and sisters of kids with developmental disabilities.

Kerlick shares a sample question, similar... Continue Reading »

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:54
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