Teen Leadership Board

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"I love that FC gives kids with special needs the opportunity to create close bonds with the volunteers and spend time with people who truly care about them. In my case, I have been working with Julie since 8th grade and I have been able to watch her grow up and gain an even broader understanding about kids with special needs. I am looking forward to take my volunteer work at friendship circle to the next level and become even more involved with FC."

Taylor Doyle 

Volunteer since 2013

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"My favorite part of Friendship Circle is the connections I make with the kids!"

Nina Glesby

Volunteer since 2014

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“What I love about Friendship Circle is the difference I get to make in the children’s life and the difference they make in mine”

Ilyana Mitchell

Volunteer since 2016

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"I am looking forward to Friendship Circle this year because it has been one of the greatest parts of my week these past few years. I am excited to work “behind the scenes”, so I can help create these amazing activities that mean so much to me."

Ariella Mendal

Volunteer since 2014

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"I love the sense of community at Friendship Circle. Everybody that volunteers wants to be there for the same reason: to make children smile. And for this reason, the community is strong and loving. I am very excited for this year, as we will have even more volunteers, and exciting/new journeys to embark on."

Vanessa Nasser

Volunteer since 2012

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"My favorite thing about Friendship Circle is the opportunity it gives me to gain a strong and lasting connection with each child."

Rachel Shohet

Volunteer since 2015

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"I love the difference that Friendship Circle can make in one child’s life. At the same time, how it enriches the life of Volunteers. I am a team player and would like to add ideas and help make Friendship Circle even better!"

Charlotte Steinberg

Volunteer since 2015

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"My favorite thing about FC is forming relationships with each of the kids, their families, and the other volunteers!"

Lucy Stone

Volunteer since 2014

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"I’m looking forward to having a role in planning these amazing events. After witnessing the life changing work of the Friendship Circle, I feel lucky to be able to be a part of such a beneficial organization."

Jake Bloom

Volunteer Since 2017

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"I love Friendship Circle and hope to participate more!"

Michael Perl

Volunteer since 2015

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"Some of my best memories have been made while volunteering for friendship circle. What I love most about the program is the sense of community it creates. Friendship circle truly is a family, and I am forever grateful to be apart of that family."

Harry Shams

Volunteer since 2015

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE UPPER EAST SIDE • 419 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10075 • (212) 348-2527

The Friendship Circle is a DBA of Chabad Lubavitch Upper East Side. A non-profit 501 (c)3 organization; (Federal tax ID#: 11-3083540)

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