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MVP

MVP is an access point for tweens and teens (6th & 7th Graders - ages 12-14) 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.

Program

Through activities, games, and multimedia presentations, MVP participants learn about communication, human development, diagnosis 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 & 7th Graders - ages 12-14)

5 Weekday Meetings

  • In-Person Orientation - At least one parent must attend  
  • 3 Digital Meetings 
  • Final Recap Meeting- in person

Option of Monday or Tuesday evening meeting will be decided by the families in each session. 

3 Sunday Circle Programs

Get a glimpse behind the scenes and join the fun with new friends. 
1 parent expected to attend
Location rotates based on session

Impact

“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

Sessions

2019-2020 MVP Sessions 

Session 1 - Week of 11/4 through 12/2

Session 2 - Week of 1/ 6 through 2/3

Session 3 - Week of 2/24 through 3/23

Session 4 - Week of 4/20 through 5/18

 

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