SPECIAL NEEDS

Fun & Sports with Friends

The JCC’s annual sports day for kids with special needs is coming up on March 11 from 11:00am-1:00pm. For details and to sign up, see the event web page, or contact Gabe Diamond, [email protected].

The Fun & Sports with Friends Day is made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Sylvia and Leonard Metz.

Fun & Fitness with Friends 

Next Session: Dates TBA

Session Cost:  TBA

Fun & Fitness with Friends is a social and recreation program for children and teens with special needs. The program provides a supportive, structured, and nurturing environment to develop new skills and make friends.

Children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including: sports, swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, dance/movement, and more.

Children are separated into two groups: ages 6-12, and ages 13-18.

Each child is paired with a trained volunteer who assists them and provides one-on-one attention throughout the program.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

One of Fun and Fitness with Friends’ greatest strengths is our team of volunteer “Buddies” who work one on one with our incredible children and teens.

Benefits of Volunteering:
In addition to making friends and making a real difference in the life of other children, volunteers also benefit with a free membership to the JCC during the length of the program, high school students can earn community service hours, and job seekers and college bound individuals can earn skills and experience.

Volunteer “Buddy” Requirements:
Must be 15 years old or older, must commit to working Sundays from 12:30-4:30pm for the extent of the program, ability to lift 50 lbs, ability to be on feet for long periods of time, and must submit to a LiveScan fingerprinting and background check.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for this program, please complete and return the Volunteer Form via fax (408.358.7311) or scan and email (preferred) to [email protected].

 

Related Documents

Registration Form
Assessment Form
Volunteer Form

Financial assistance is available to attend Fun & Fitness with Friends, through the generosity of the Arnie Addison Scholarship Fund.

 

All programs for children with special needs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by a grant from The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley’s Giving Circle.