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    Philly Friendship Circle: Mitzvah Volunteer Program (MVP)

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    • Listing Type: Volunteer Opportunities
    • Category: Cultural Organizations, People with Disabilities, Faith-Based
    • Volunteer Type: Individual, Online
    • Minimum Age: 12
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    Overview

    The Philly Friendship Circle provides organized physical and social structures to support inclusive friendships, connections, respite, and fulfillment for youth with special needs, young adult volunteers, their respective families and the Jewish community at large.

    Mitzvah Volunteer Program (MVP) is our inclusive access point for tweens and teens (6th & 7th Graders – ages 12-14) who are interested in getting involved in FC & being inclusive friends. MVP is also an engaging and meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah program. The program builds a foundation to understand and accept each other’s differences and how to apply those lessons at school, synagogue, home, and future Philly 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 weekday gatherings, participants and their parents attend Sunday Circle to get a hands-on experience participating at our programs. 

    For more information about MVP, please visit our website.