Children's Circle

 

On 20 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 'neurotypical' 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.

  

Sundays

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

(Volunteers: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM)

 

Children’s Circle Dates

October 18*, 25

November 1, 8,15 

December 6, 13, 20

January 10, 24, 31

February 21, 28

March 7, 14, 21

April 11, 18, 25

May 2


At Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy

2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford

 

Children’s Circle Orientation NEW!

Sunday, October 18*

9:30 AM-12:30 PM Volunteer Orientation

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Family Orientation

At Bi Cultural Hebrew Academy

2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford



Families, please fill out these three forms: Registration , Medical Form , Waiver ,

Volunteers, sign up here

Scan and email to Malya@FriendshipCT.com