There are many programs for children with disabilities, but when it comes to adults… not so much. SOAR (Special Organized Adult Recreation) to new heights with Manatee YMCA’s program for adults with special needs at the Parrish Branch!

The program costs $160 per month and is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-4pm. From 12-2pm SOAR participants will workout and make a craft. From 2-4pm they will participate in activities such as karaoke, movies, games, and more! Along with the fun, SOAR participants will learn skills that contribute to successful employment, explore social and volunteer opportunities, and experience a sense of community.

Our SOAR program is 100% donation based. This Friday, May 17th, we are hosting Cyclefest, a fundraiser for SOAR! By supporting the YMCA with your time, energy, and pledges, you help ensure a brighter future for the Parrish SOAR program. Every gift to the Cycle for SOAR event helps special needs adults achieve their potential, empowers them to lead healthier lives, and strengthens our community. This event is open to ages 10 and up. A donation of $25 reserves a 30-minute time slot and event t-shirt!

Click here to reserve your time slot today!

We are always accepting donations and volunteers for SOAR! Interested? Contact Amy Skillman via email at for more information!