Friends Connect Foundation
Friends Connect Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for individuals with special needs to develop bonds with local peers. Our programs assist participants in strengthening their social skills, increasing their self-esteem, and promoting their sense of belonging within the community.
While it may be challenging for individuals with special needs to develop connections with others, our organization strives to foster supportive environments where participants can easily form relationships with members of the community.
DESIGNED FOR UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS
Our programs are specifically designed for adolescents and teens with special needs.
LONG TERM FRIENDSHIPS
We focus on the formation of long-term friendships between neurotypical and special needs individuals.
Our programs are developed and evaluated by a panel of various community members including teen volunteers, parents of individuals with special needs, health professionals, educators, activity-specific instructors with special needs certifications.
CONSISTENT SCHEDULE OF SERVICE HOURS
Volunteers who have required community service hours can rely on our programs as a consistent community service opportunity. Youth leadership opportunities are also available through our High School Ambassador program.
Last Updated: 09/11/18