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.
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