MVP is an access point for tweens and teens who are interested in getting involved in Friendship Circle and being an inclusive friend. MVP is also a engaging and meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project. The program builds a foundation for understanding and accepting each others differences and how to apply those lessons at school, synagogue, home, and hopefully future Friendship Circle programs. 

Through activities, games, and multimedia presentations, MVP participants learn about communication, human development, diagnosis, therapy and more.  We teach these subjects through special needs advocacy, jewish values and current events.  This dynamic and interactive approach, opens doors to meaningful discussion and personal growth for participants. In addition to the weekday meetings, participants and their parents attend Sunday Circle to get a hands-on experience participating at our programs. (6th-8th Graders - ages 12-14)

5 Weekday Classes

1st in-person - 1 parent expected to attend
Remaining 4 classes are digital over video conference 
 day and time of the of the weekday meetings will be decided by the families in each session. 

3 Sunday Circle Programs
1st 1:00pm-4:15pm,  2nd 12:30pm-4:15pm,  3rd 12noon-4:15pm
1 parent expected to attend
Location rotates based on session

“Although I was apprehensive at first to join FC, the more I participated, the more comfortable I felt. FC taught me kindness and respect because I learned … how to embrace other people’s differences.” -Mia, graduate of our MVP program, from the pulpit at her Bat Mitzvah

2018-2019 Sessions

Session 1 - September thru October
Session 2 - November thru December
Session 3 - January thru February

Session 4 - March thru April
Session 5 - May thru June 

* inquire about specific dates and times

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