On Monday, December 24, our Middle and High School students teamed up with the Friendship Circle and held “Warrior & Friends Day,” a celebration of camaraderie, inclusion, and fun.
Hebrew Academy has long been one of Friendship Circle's greatest partners; they value the many dedicated student volunteers who are imbued with the importance of chesed from Hebrew Academy's environment. On December 24th, students hosted a "Friendship Circle Day" on campus, where many students were paired with a Friendship Circle participant to enjoy activities together like sports, an awesome drum circle, and enjoyed the school play. Friendship Circle staff facilitated training beforehand and had ample support and therapeutic staff on board to help guide the programming. The Friendship Circle hopes that this is just the first of many collaborative events together and that each student will get a chance to participate in a future event.
Friendship Circle of Miami Beach & North Dade (see fcmiami.org for more info) is a social and recreational program, connecting young adult volunteers with children and teens with special needs. Together, they participate in various activities; from sports, to challah baking, to yoga, to movie nights out.