Friendship Circle of Central Jersey Better Together

Programs

Friends at Home

Children with special needs often have many adults in their lives – parents, teachers, therapists and doctors. The Friends at Home program offers the one thing these children are missing out on: friendship. Each week, a pair of specially trained teen volunteers visits their special friend in his or her home, offering companionship, laughter, and fun. In exchange, the teen volunteers learn the value of giving back and gain respect and empathy for those facing difficult challenges.

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Sunday Circle

Sunday Circles is 2 hours of non-stop fun and engagement under the guidance of a Special Ed teacher or therapist and with the help of our teen buddies. Participants are exposed to a number of different fun and social activities while interacting with their teen buddies. Music Therapy is a staple at our Sunday Circles program in addition to other electives such as yoga, zumba, martial arts and more.

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Sunday Social Jr.

Sunday Circles is 2 hours of non-stop fun and engagement under the guidance of a Special Ed teacher or therapist and with the help of our teen buddies. Participants are exposed to a number of different fun and social activities while interacting with their teen buddies. Music Therapy is a staple at our Sunday Circles program in addition to other electives such as yoga, zumba, martial arts and more.

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Sports & Swim

Swim and Sports gives the children an opportunity to excel in their swimming skills and strengthen their muscle tone as well as instill independence and confidence as they enjoy time in the pool and participate in a variety of proffessional sport activities. Each month we will focus on the rules and skills of another sport.

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Friendship Circle Camps

Friendship Circle’s camp offers children a chance to build true friendships with their one-on-one teen volunteers as well as their peers. Each action packed day will be filled with stimulating, therapeutic, and fun activities such as music, swimming, art, sports and outdoor water fun. This year FC will be offering 5 camp programs: Winter break, Spring break, early Summer, End of Summer and our Summer afternoon program.

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Basketball Circle

A wonderful sport to learn trust and team building qualities while building strong friendships in an inclusive and safe environment. The kids will learn the rules of Basketball under the guidance of a caring and professional coach.

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Junior Art & Beyond

Bring out your artistic talents while enjoying a wonderful art class at Bright Zebra Studio. Our budding artists will work with paper mache and other art mediums as well as build friendships with their buddies.

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Cooking Circle

Learn a skill that wil last a lifetime. Participants will learn the basics of cooking, proper kitchen hygiene and more. We will go through a meal from appetizer to dessert – creating a menu, table setting, delicious food and more!

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Junior Fitness Circle

Keep your kids moving and healthy at the FC Fitness Circle. Participants will learn different exercise routines and sports with the companionship of their buddies.

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