Teen Leader Board
We offer a variety of unique leadership opportunities for teens who wish to make a deeper commitment to our mission. These programs go hand in hand with our Fellowship Awards, provide comprehensive leadership development, and are excellent credentials on college admissions applications.

Participants gain valuable leadership skills, provide integral support to Friendship Circle programs, and participate in exclusive community engagement activities. Through our dynamic and rewarding meetings, teen leaders engage in group workshops and strategic discussions building the future of Friendship Circle.  We infuse the program with exciting, thought provoking events which raise awareness and strengthen advocacy for the special needs community. Leaders gain hands on experience working along side the FC staff to recruit new members and run our programs.  

Our program offers different tracks which have varying degrees of commitment and responsibility.  These opportunities create various access points for any teen to get involved where they feel comfortable. 

2019-2020 Applications are currently closed


Teen Leadership Roles

General Board
These teens will interact with the executive board members to plan programs, recruit peers and guide our path for future curriculum and outreach.

- Attend 3 teen leadership meetings (in-person: September, January, May)
- Attend 6 committee meetings (online)
-Complete specific committee related tasks

Executive Board
  These teens will work with the general board members on committees.  They will also be responsible for setting our agendas, conducting our meetings, and managing projects.

- Attend 3 teen leadership meetings (in-person: September, January, May)
- Run 6 committee meetings (online)
- Create agendas for committee meetings with other Exec. board members
- conduct formal follow up discussions
-Complete specific committee related tasks

These teens get the distinct privilege to co-chair one of our annual fundraising events.  They will learning about organizational fundraising, while organizing a community event. 

-Attend event planning meetings (fundraiser specific - approx. 3/4 meetings)
- Complete event specific tasks
-Attend 3 teen leadership meetings(in-person: September, January, May)


Teen Board Liaison
This position is the connection between our organizational board of directors and our teen body. 

- Must represent the opinions and feedback  
- Attend all board meetings (in-person approx. 1x month)
- Attend 3 teen leadership meetings(in-person: September, January, May)
-Conduct periodic collection of program assessment from teens


All teen leaders are expected to regularly participate in our programming, act as ambassadors in the community spreading the word about Friendship Circle, and attend both of our annual fundraisers(Philly Friendship Walk, Friendship Circle Gala).


2019-2020 Applications are currently closed