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 Friend Workshop Series is geared towards young teens in 7th & 8th grades and is a meaningful way to get ready for your special day and learn the power of Friendship, Inclusion, and Fun!

Each workshop features a guest speaker and many fun hands-on experiences to help you get comfortable spending time with a Special Friend.  At the completion of the program, our JTF graduates receive a certificate of completion and may apply to join Friendship Circle’s Group Programs as a Junior Teen Friend.

Fall 2024 Schedule:

Important: JTF Schedule is Subject to Change. Please make sure to stay in touch with us about any schedule changes. 

Session 1

Monday ~ 9/16
6:30 – 7:30pm
Special Needs Intro; understanding the challenges


Session 2

Monday ~ 9/23
6:30 – 7:30pm
Engaging people with special needs & making friends

Session 3

Monday ~ 9/30
6:30 – 7:30pm
“Bridging the Gap –What We Can Do About It”


The JTF Program qualifies for 5 Mitzvah Project hours. All workshops are held at Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. 28270

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