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2020 - 2021 FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM SYNOPSIS

Children’s Circle, Tween Scene, Teen Scene,

Sports Circle, Art Circle, Friendship Circle Band,

Life Skills Around Town, Friends at Home, Winter/Summer Camp, and

No School Fun Days

CHILDREN’S CIRCLE is a drop-off program for children with special needs, ages 4 through 8, for an hour and a half on Sundays, twice a month.  This program offers Music Therapy, Karate, Gymnastics, Fitness, Dance, Zumba, Arts & Crafts and so much more in a fun-filled setting. Sessions are led by trained specialists, physical and occupational therapists with dedicated Friendship Circle volunteers on hand to assist every child. (15 Sundays)

TWEEN SCENE is a drop-off program for Tweens with special needs, ages 9 through 13, for an hour and a half on Sundays, twice a month.  This program offers Music Therapy, Karate, Gymnastics, Fitness, Dance, Zumba, Arts & Crafts and so much more in a fun-filled setting.  Sessions are led by trained specialists and physical & occupational therapists with dedicated Friendship Circle volunteers on hand to assist every child. (15 Sundays)  

TEEN SCENE is for teens with special needs ages 14-19. It takes place on Sundays for an hour and a half, twice a month. Teens and their Friendship Circle volunteers enjoy Jam Sessions, Drama & Theatre, Creative Movement, Rhythm, Zumba, Martial Arts, Crafts and so much more. (15 Sundays)

2020 - 2021 CHILDREN’S CIRCLE, TWEEN & TEEN SCENE DATES:

October 18, 2020

February 21, 2021

November 1, 2020

March 7, 2021

November 15, 2020

March 21, 2021

December 6, 2020

April 11, 2021

December 13, 2020

April 25, 2021 - Walking 4 Friendship

January 10, 2021

May 2, 2021

January 24, 2021

May 23, 2021 – Morning of talent

February 7, 2021

 

 

FRIENDS AT HOME:   Is a unique program that provides our children with the chance to bond with their Friendship Circle volunteers in an environment in which they are very comfortable, their own homes.  Volunteers work with their special friend and their families to establish a schedule that works for both.  With so much to look forward to at these visits, children wait all week for their volunteers to show up at their doorsteps.

Movement Mondays: is an engaging, high energy and fun, drop-off dance program on Mondays from 4:30PM – 5:30PM. Children have the opportunity to enjoy Zumba, dance, camaraderie and movement under the instruction of Stacey Harris.

The two sessions of Movement for 2020 - 2021 are:

Session  1:  September 21 – January 11 (14 Mondays)  (No Classes on 9/28; 12/21; 12/28)

Session 2:   January 25 – May 24 (15 Mondays) (No classes on 2/15; 3/29; 5/17)

ART CIRCLE is a program in which children will learn various techniques of art, and get to use many different mediums with our fabulous art instructor. These sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 4:30PM - 5:30PM at The Friendship Circle campus. Dedicated Friendship Circle volunteers will be on hand to assist and bond with the children.

The two sessions of Art Circle for 2020 - 2021 are:

Session 1:  September 22 – January 12 (15 Tuesdays) (No classes on 12/22; 12/29)

Session 2:  January 19 – May 25 (17 Tuesdays)  (No Class on 3/30; 5/18)

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE BAND is a program in which children will be exposed to the guitar, keyboard and drums as they learn to play their favorite tunes with our gifted music instructors from Mind and Melody. Each child will have a wonderful experience playing all the instruments in class together with their dedicated volunteers. Band members will be performing at our annual Walking4Friendship and our Evening of Tribute.  Wednesdays, 4:30PM -5:30PM. Ages 6 and Up.

Friendship Circle Band for 2020 - 2021 runs from:

September 23 – May 19 (30 Wednesdays)  (No Class 11/11; 11/25; 12/23; 12/30; 3/31)

 

TENNIS CIRCLE Join us as Coach Alex provides participants with the instruction, drills and knowledge needed to improve our participants tennis game! Ages 6 and Up

Tennis Circle 2020 - 2021 runs from:

 

Session 1: September 24 – January 14 (13 Thursdays ) (No Class 11/12; 11/26; 12/24; 12/31)

 

LIFE SKILLS AROUND TOWN Teens and pre-teens will board the Friendship Circle bus and visit local venues to learn appropriate behavior at each location. Some of the locations include the supermarket, the post office and the library, among others. (Thursdays, 4:00PM – 6:00PM) Ages 11 and Up

Life Skills Around Town 2020 – 2021 runs from:

Session 2: January 21 – May 20 (16 Thursdays) (No class 2/25; 4/1 )

NO SCHOOL FUN DAYS  - Winter Camp/Summer Camp gives children with special needs the opportunity to enjoy their break from school for VETERANS DAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, and PRESIDENTS DAY. Together, with our dedicated teen volunteers and therapists, children will participate in exciting field trips, activities, sports, art, and so much more.

 

2020 - 2021 IMPORTANT FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE DATES TO SAVE:

August 30, 2020 – Welcome Back CAR-NIVAL!

November 11, 2020 – No School Fun Day – Veterans Day

November 12, 2020 – Heart and Soul Gala

November 15, 2020 – Family Fun Day

December 28, 29, 30, 31, 2020 – Friendship Circle Winter Camp

January 18, 2021 – No School Fun Day – Martin Luther King Day

February 15, 2021 – No School Fun Day – Presidents Day

March 7, 2021 - Family Fun Day

April 25, 2021 – Walking 4 Friendship

May 23, 2021 – Morning of Talent

May 26, 2021 - Evening of Tribute