Junior Teen Friends

Friendship IS a Mitzvah!

With your Bar/Bat Mitzvah around the corner you’ve got lots to prep. BUT, there’s always time for friends! Our Junior Teen Friends program, for boys and girls in 7th & 8th grades, is a meaningful way to get ready for your special day and learn the power of Friendship, Inclusion, and Fun!

Each session builds on the previous lessons and helps our JTFs reach a level of confidence in spending time with a special friend. During this program they will be paired with current Friendship Circle Teen Friends and participate in actual Friendship Circle programs with children who have special needs. At the completion of the program, our JTF graduates receive a certificate of completion.

Fall 2017 Schedule:

Week 1

Learning Wednesday ~ 10/18 
 6:30 – 7:30pm – Special Needs Intro; understanding the challenges

Week 2

Activity Sunday ~ 10/29
3:30 – 5:00pm – “Sunday Circle

Learning Wednesday ~ 11/1
6:30 – 7:30pm – Engaging people with special needs & making friends

Week 3

Activity Sunda~ 11/5
3:30 – 4:30pm – “Bowling League

Learning Wednesday ~ 11/8
6:30 – 7:30pm – Recognizing Abilities

Week 4

Activity Sunda~ 11/12
3:30 – 4:30pm – “Birthday Circle

Learning Wednesday ~ 11/15
6:30 – 7:30pm – Bridging the Gap – what we can DO

All “Learning Wednesday” sessions are held at Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. “Activity Sunday” locations may vary with the program. Please check your email for details. Friendship Circle’s “JTF” program qualifies for 8.25 hours of Mitzvah Project hours. After completing the Junior Teen Friend program, graduates may schedule a meeting to apply as a Teen Friend for Friendship Circle Group Programs.