Leadership Development at Friendship Circle

Opportunities abound for middle school and high school kids to strengthen their leadership skills through training and volunteer days. Teens can serve as youth leaders in their community and bring The Friendship Circle’s philosophy into their high schools.

Teen Leadership Board: An important part of the mission of The Friendship Circle since day one has been to engage teenagers not only in positive and welcoming social interactions but also in community service and advocacy. Teenagers of every ability face significant pressures in school, at home, and beyond, and oftentimes, those daily pressures can make teens feel isolated and misunderstood. Our goal is to help teens become role models to younger kids and develop as leaders in their communities, especially as they approach a time when they will set out on their own journeys. We want them to overcome any isolation they may feel and be embraced in their community, becoming more well-rounded individuals in the process. With the right encouragement and tools, teens can make a powerful impact on the world and bring about necessary changes for the good of everyone. Our Teen Leadership Board plays an important role in our Friendship & Leadership initiative, as the teens involved are role models not only at The Friendship Circle but also in their schools and communities. The Teen Leadership Board meets regularly throughout the school year, and each session offers a different opportunity to learn and discuss various topics surrounding advocacy and social justice. Participants of all abilities are welcome, as always, and they are asked to fulfill certain requirements prior to joining the Board: they must have attended our Training Tracks classes and Teen Workshop seminars, previously served on a Host Committee (which plan and execute programs), and have been active members of The Friendship Circle.
Teen Leadership Board: An important part of the mission of The Friendship Circle since day one has been to engage teenagers not only in positive and welcoming social interactions but also in community service and advocacy. Teenagers of every ability face significant pressures in school, at home, and beyond, and oftentimes, those daily pressures can make teens feel isolated and misunderstood. Our goal is to help teens become role models to younger kids and develop as leaders in their communities, especially as they approach a time when they will set out on their own journeys. We want them to overcome any isolation they may feel and be embraced in their community, becoming more well-rounded individuals in the process. With the right encouragement and tools, teens can make a powerful impact on the world and bring about necessary changes for the good of everyone. Our Teen Leadership Board plays an important role in our Friendship & Leadership initiative, as the teens involved are role models not only at The Friendship Circle but also in their schools and communities. The Teen Leadership Board meets regularly throughout the school year, and each session offers a different opportunity to learn and discuss various topics surrounding advocacy and social justice. Participants of all abilities are welcome, as always, and they are asked to fulfill certain requirements prior to joining the Board: they must have attended our Training Tracks classes and Teen Workshop seminars, previously served on a Host Committee (which plan and execute programs), and have been active members of The Friendship Circle.

FC Health and Safety Update as of September 17, 2021

We continue to monitor our health and safety measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other government organizations, and our health and safety task force. In line with these health and safety measures, and based on rising cases of COVID-19 locally, we are providing the following guidance regarding the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All staff, program staff, visitors, and members are asked to wear a face covering when attending indoor AND outdoor activities sponsored by The Friendship Circle regardless of vaccination status, effective Sunday, September 19, 2021. All are asked to maintain six feet of physical distance from others wherever possible. This masking guidance is an effort to safeguard our members and community particularly during events where six feet of physical distance is difficult to maintain. At this time, we are not asking for proof of vaccination and signage will be placed on the front and back doors as a reminder. Please contact Rivkee Rudolph at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. We will continue to monitor and evaluate current guidance and recommendations and provide updates as needed via email and on our website. On behalf of the staff, we look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your continued support of The Friendship Circle and for making this community a safe and positive place for us all.
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