Teen programs

Teen Circle

This program allows teens to enhance social, safety and daily living skills, alongside supportive & engaging teen volunteers. Teens will learn and practice self-advocacy, peer to peer social skills and other important tools for life within a relaxed and fun environment that promotes independence. Open to teens of all abilities.

Ages: 13+  |  Volunteers: Grade 10+  |  Time: 1:25-3:25pm (Volunteers begin at 1:00pm)

Meeting at Asphalt Green (Murphy Center) - 555 East 90th St, 10128

18 Sessions: Oct 22, 29, Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, Jan 7, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, Apr 7, 14, May 5

Fee: $675/year per person (can be paid in installments)

virtual teen club

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

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm

Friends @ home

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.

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

Date: May 19, 2024

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

All Ages  |  Open to the public