Teen Programs


Here you'll find a full listing of programs for Teens (ages 13 - 18).

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

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. Open to teens of all abilities.

Ages: 13-18  |  Volunteers: Grade 9+  |  Time: 2:00-4:00pm (Volunteers begin at 1:30pm)

21 Sunday Sessions (Oct 3, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, May 1)

Fee: $750/year per person (can be paid in installments)*

* Scholarships are available for those who need. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please fill out the registration form and email office@friendshipcirclenyc.org with your request.

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 7:30-8:30pm

Friends at Home

Ages 13-18

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. Friends @ Home will be taking place in-person or over Zoom at your preference.

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.


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.

Friendship Circle hosts 4 Day Camps throughout the year:

Thanksgiving Day Camp: November 25, 2021

Winter Camp: December 27-29, 2021

Presidents' Week Camp: Feb 20-21, 2022

Summer Camp: August 22-26, 2022

@ Chabad UES 419 East 77th Street

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!


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. All funds raised benefit Friendship Circle of the Upper East Side!

Date: May 15, 2022

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

All Ages  |  Open to the public