Children's Circle

Children's Circle


Children's Circle
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15 Sundays throughout the year, trained specialists and a team of teen volunteers lead children, ages 4-18, through art, music, cooking, sports, and Critter Caravan. Through these experiences, children with special needs develop and practice important life skills in a comfortable setting catered to their specific needs.


At the heart of Children Circle programming, children with special needs socialize with specially trained teenage volunteer buddies, who engage them with their kindness and friendship. Positive interactions with “typical” teens strengthen the children’s identity and self-esteem by giving them a sense of belonging within the community. These interactions benefit volunteers as well, teaching them leadership and compassion.


Parents benefit by receiving much needed respite. At Children's Circle, parents entrust their children in the care of qualified professionals, Friendship Circle staff, and their one-on-one teen buddies. While kids enjoy structured group activities, parents enjoy a few sacred moments of free time.


DATES 2016/2017



September 18

October 30

November 6, 13

December 11, 18

January 8, 22

February 5, 12, 26

March 12, 26

April 2, 23







Children: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Volunteers: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

At The Friendship Circle Center     

770 High Ridge Road, Stamford




Children’s Circle Westport:

October 30

November 13

December 11

January 22

Feb 12

March 26

April 23


10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

At Chabad of Westport Jewish Center

79 Newtown Turnpike, Westport



Families, sign up here

Volunteers, sign up here

You can print & mail forms back to:

770 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT, 06905

or Scan and email to



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