Group Recreation & Development Support Program

The Group Recreation and Developmental Support (GRADS) groups are sponsored by Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments and supported by the Lighthouse for the Blind. These groups are open to children with visual impairments ages three through high school.

The goals of the GRADS Groups are to:

  • Develop self-confidence
  • Form friendships
  • Participate in community activities
  • Become more independent
  • And have fun

GRADS Groups

The Grads Program is broken up into groups dependent on the age of the participant.  These groups include:

This group is for children in preschool (3 years old) through Kindergarden. Monthly meetings are held at the Delta Gamma Center with music, stories, and fun activities. Families of participants are invited on monthly field trips during the summer.

This group is for children ages 7 – 12 years old. Group meets monthly for 4 hours at Delta Gamma Center with discussion, book club, facility-based activities, field trips and an annual summer challenge trip.

This group is for youth, ages thirteen through high school graduation. Group meets monthly for five hours at the Delta Gamma Center. Activities include discussion sessions, local speakers, book club, facility-based activities, and field trips. Also includes a summer challenge trip.

This group is for children, ages ten through high school graduation. Group offers the opportunity to enjoy tandem cycling, with a cycling buddy, on regularly scheduled rides in the community as well as training to participate in community cycling events.

For more information, please contact Allison Lamont at Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments at 314.776.1300.