At Friendship Circle UES we equip teen volunteers with knowledge, context and skills to help foster a more wholesome volunteer experience. Educational seminars, mandatory skill training sessions and perspective shifting disability awareness events have a lasting impact on the volunteers and the community at large.


The teen leadership board and the teen ambassadors board are made up of a crew of 11th and 12th grade volunteers who share a deep commitment to the Friendship Circle mission and have displayed high-level leadership qualities. The boards meet monthly to plan events, develop marketing strategies, liaise between the volunteer base and the FC staff and help take Friendship Circle to the next level!


Throughout the year, Friendship Circle hosts social events for teen volunteers and their families, uniting and connecting the diverse FC volunteer community. Friday night live, mother-daughter challah bake and a father-son basketball tournament are just a few of the incredible events the teens look forward to all year!

Young Heroes of NYC

Teen volunteers, their parents, extended family and supporters come together for an award evening to celebrate and honor the incredible teen volunteers of Friendship Circle UES and their life changing impact on the community!