Art Works Program Information:
Art Works will be on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 on the dates of July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
Art Works is held at the studio of Art paper scissors, located at 6654 Parkside Drive, Parkland, in the Parkland Town Center. The registration fee is $57.00 which includes art supplies.
Please contact Jeb Niewood at Jeb@thefriendshipinitiative.org
Or call him at 954-464-6078.
Fit Friends Program Information:
Fit Friends starts on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and runs through Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Activities are on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:00 at All 4 One Fitness in Coral Springs. The registration fee is $60 per child.
Please contact Jeb Niewood at Jeb@thefriendshipinitiative.org Or call him at 954-464-6078 if you need additional information
Rock Dreams Program Information:
Rock Dreams starts on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and runs through Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Activities are on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 in the cafeteria at Coral Springs Charter School. The registration fee is $60 per child.
Please contact Jeb Niewood at Jeb@thefriendshipinitiative.org Or call him at 954-464-6078 if you need additional information.
For Rock Dreams, children and young adults with special needs (whom we call Rock Stars) come to sing and dance in groups, moving between activity areas that include keyboards, guitars, percussion, and vocals.
Each Rock Star is paired with his or her own student volunteer (whom we call a Roadie). The program is run in a fun and compassionate environment with the aim of each Rock Star enjoying the experience individually and within the group.
Fit Friends is designed for children and young adults with special needs who want to increase stamina and body tone. The program’s focus is on whole-body fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Each participant is matched with a trained student volunteer.
The programs begins with a light, dynamic warm up that includes stretching. Each child then engages in aerobic circuit training and strength circuit training for each class. Exercise routines within the circuits are varied for each of the classes, which are offered once a week for eight weeks.
At Art Works, children and young adults with special needs express themselves using a variety of art forms and techniques. Each class of the session will allow participants to explore different media including clay, paint, pastels, markers, pencil, etc. Each Artist is paired with their own student volunteer.
The program, run in coordination with Art Paper Scissors at their studio in Parkland, is a fun-filled hour set in a compassionate environment that encourages exploration and creativity while improving fine motor skills. Through this creative process, social interaction occurs organically between the artists and the student volunteers.
At Reading With Friends, children with special needs explore the wonder of books through all of their senses. Every one of our Readers will be matched with their own student volunteer Friend. Each gathering provides an accepting and inclusive environment that allows kids of all abilities to enjoy reading while building friendships.More InfoVolunteer
Reading With Friends Information:
*We have reached our limit for Reading With Friends Registration
Reading With Friends will be held on Sunday mornings once per month starting on August 27 and continuing on September 17, October 8, November 5 and December 10. The 2018 schedule will be published at a later time.
The program takes place from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the North Regional Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Florida 33066.
Should registering families have any questions about our program, please contact Samantha Novick by email at: Sam@thefriendshipinitiative.org
Should student volunteers have any questions please contact Jeb Niewood at: Jeb@thefriendshipinitiative.org