Committed to inclusion for all, Friendship Circle of Washington leverages the positive impact of friendship, understanding, and shared experience to transform the lives of children and teens with special needs and typically developing teens. We help create friendships that make a difference today and last a lifetime. We empower children and teens with special needs, helping them develop the skills they need to live as productive and independent adult life as possible. We empower our teen volunteers, helping them develop the confidence, self-esteem, and skills they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. We nurture community, working to ensure that inclusion and diversity are the norm, not the exception and that every individual has the opportunity to participate and succeed.
All 6th and 7th grade youth must go through MVP in order to begin volunteering with Friendship Circle.
Through MVP you will learn:
o Appropriate conduct when volunteering.
o The importance of giving back to the community.
o Critical skills to effectively volunteer with children with special needs
o You will help coordinate and plan a culminating event for children with
special needs and their families where you will have a hands-on