Social Group Application

Initiated by the Variety Family Council and led by Variety parents, Variety Family Social Groups are open to all Variety Kids and their families, including parents and siblings.

There are two Social Groups available, one for Variety Kids (ages 4 – 12) and another for Variety Teens (ages 13 – 20). Each group has a Variety parent leader who plans various outings and activities throughout the year, including virtual hangouts and game nights, trips to the movies, bowling, playing at the park, and more. During the pandemic, Social Groups have shifted to an online format, with plans to move back to in-person outings as soon as it is safe to do so.

One parent is required to stay with their child during an outing. Variety Families are also responsible for the affordable cost of each outing (if any), which is always shared in advance. These outings are not sponsored by Variety St. Louis. 

In addition, Variety St. Louis occasionally shares complimentary event and attraction tickets provided by community partners with Variety Families. Variety will use the Social Group email list to notify families of these periodic community-sponsored ticket offerings. All members of the Social Groups will receive an email about these opportunities when they arise.

If you’re a Variety parent and would like to join the Variety Kid or Variety Teen social group and their outings and virtual meet-ups, please fill out the form below. Your email will be shared internally and with the social group’s Variety parent leader, who will then contact you about Social Group events and outings.

The life of a parent of a special needs child is always changing and Variety has really shown us that you all are in this with us

Sarah, Variety Kid Will’s Mom