Teen Programs

Welcome!

Here you'll find a full listing of programs for Teens (ages 13 - 17).

Returning members can register for programs below. If you are new to Friendship Circle, we invite you to explore all we have on offer, but please note, before registering for a specific program you will first have to complete the general application process (there is no application fee). 

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Teens On The Town

Weekly teen events with fun trips around NYC. This program allows teens to enhance social, safety and daily living skills, alongside supportive & engaging teen volunteers. During the trips, teens will learn and practice self-advocacy, to safely cross streets and other important life skills within a relaxed and fun environment that promotes independence.

This year due to Covid-19 Teens on the Town will be exclusively outdoors, weather permitting. Please refer to the Friendship Circle Covid-19 guidelines. All precautions must be strictly adhered to throughout the Teens on the Town Program. Open to teens of all abilities.

Ages: 13-17  |  Volunteers: Grade 9+  |  Time: 1:30-3:00pm (Volunteers begin at 1:20pm)

2020 Dates: Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8

Fee: $80/4 sessions

Virtual Teen Scene

A weekly after-school club at Ramaz high school combining socializing with skill building while having a blast at the same time! Activities will include virtual games, music, movement, foodie fun & more.

Due to Covid-19 Teen Scene will be on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Mondays at 6:00pm

Friends at Home - Virtual or Outdoors

Ages 13-17

This weekly program facilitates quality time between teen volunteers and teens with special needs in the comfort of their own homes. Each week, two volunteers visit their special friend, offering companionship, laughter, and fun. In exchange, the teen volunteers learn the value of friendship and experience firsthand the power of giving. Due to Covid 19, Friends @ Home will be taking place over Zoom or exclusively outdoors (with the agreement of both parties).

Friends at Home Connect on Zoom

Two times a year, all the pairs participating in the Friends @ Home program are invited to an evening of connection. This 45 minute virtual gathering is a special time for the teens and volunteers to socialize and meet so many other pairs sharing the Friends @ Home experience.

Dates: Dec 2, 2020 & March 2, 2021 | No Fee

DAY CAMPS

At Friendship Circle Day Camp, teens of all abilities have their school breaks transformed into a fun-filled camp experience! Packed with daily field trips, art, music, sports, special performances and more, FC day camp is an experience like no other.

Due to Covid-19 camps will be taking place over Zoom for the foreseeable future. We will post updates if/when we are able to host in-person camp.

Friendship Circle hosts 4 Day Camps throughout the year:

Thanksgiving Day Camp, Winter Camp, Presidents' Week Camp & Summer Camp

Ages: 13-17  |  Fee: $125/day*

Thanksgiving Camp: November 26, 2020

Winter Camp: December 24-25, 2020

Presidents' Week Camp: February 15, 2021

Summer Camp: August 23-27, 2021

* Fee will be adjusted for zoom camp

Jewish Holidays

Throughout the year Friendship Circle provides family holiday inspiration and fun! Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim and more. At FC holiday programs children, siblings, parents and volunteers come together to share memorable holiday experiences that will leave a lasting impression!

Birthday In A Box

Every teen's big day is a big deal at the Friendship Circle! Each teen receives a festive birthday package in the mail in honor of their special day!

FRIENDSHIP WALK

The highlight of our year! Join thousands from across the NYC community in a tremendous display of pride and unity as we walk through the streets of the Upper East Side raising awareness and funds for children, teens and young adults with special needs. A 1.5 mile walk followed by an all day street carnival replete with rides, carnival games, zoo animals, shows, kosher food and more. All funds raised benefit Friendship Circle of the Upper East Side!

Date: May 2, 2021

Location: East 77th Street between 1st & York Aves

All Ages  |  Open to the public

Miracle Sports League

A weekly after school club where participants can enjoy a range of athletic activities such as soccer, hockey, gaga & volleyball. Professional coaches and teen volunteers engender team spirit and encourage everyone to get moving! Open to teens of all abilities.

Ages: 13 - 17  |  Volunteers*: 13-17  |  Time: Tuesdays, 4:45 - 5:45pm

(*Volunteers for this program must be Ramaz students)

Location: Ramaz Middle School - 114 East 85th Street

Fee: $350/year

YOGA FOR GALS

Ages: 13+  |  Time: Sunday, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Location: Moise Safra Center - 130 East 82nd Street

Fee: $80

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