Children's Circle
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On special Sundays throughout the year, trained specialists and a team of teen volunteers lead children, ages 4-18, through art, music, cooking, sports, and animal play. 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.

Children’s Circle 1st Session

September 17

October 22, 29

November 19

December 3,10, 17

January 7

At Bi Cultural Day School

2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford 


Children’s Circle 2nd Session

February 4, 25

March 11, 25

April 15, 29

May 6, 13 

At Chabad of Westport

79 Newtown Turnpike, Westport 


Children: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Volunteers: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Families, sign up here

Volunteers, sign up here

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