Jacob's Chance is unique in that our programs are open to all youth and young adults who can benefit, from 5-35 years old.  We are not diagnostic, income, or ability level limited. Programs are operated with a focus on inclusion, where volunteers (we call them "buddies") without disabilities play alongside those with diverse abilities.  Programs are adapted to meet the needs of each player or participant. As a result, we all become more understanding and accepting of diversity in physical, intellectual, and developmental abilities.

Programs for youth & young adults,
Ages 5-35 years

Enrichment Programs


Art, Music, Culinary Arts, Fitness, STEM, Creative Writing

Adventures with Jacob's Chance

Fishing Club, Rafting, Rock wall climbing, Hiking


Inclusive Fitness and Health

Fitness with VCU's Kinesiology and Health Sciences Dept.

River City Buddy Ball

Year around athletics:

Basketball, Baseball, Flag Football, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Taekwondo

The Teen Scene

Social group for ages 13 through high school

The Hangout

Social group for high school graduates through age 35