ROCK DREAMS WITH THE SCHOOL OF ROCK CORAL SPRINGS

CREATING ROCK STARS

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.

Rock Dreams Program Information:

Our spring session runs from April 7 through May 19

Activities are on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 in the cafeteria at Coral Springs Charter School, 3205 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065. The registration fee is $62 per child.

Please send an email to info@thefriendshipinitiative.org if you need additional information.

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FIT FRIENDS WITH ALL 4 ONE FITNESS

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.

Fit Friends Program Information:

Our spring session runs from April 7 through May 19

Activities are on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00 at All 4 One Fitness in Coral Springs, 10394 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065. The registration fee is $62 per child.

Please send an email to info@thefriendshipinitiative.org if you need additional information.

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ART WORKS WITH ART PAPER SCISSORS

BRINGING OUT YOUR CHILD’S INNER ARTIST

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.

Art Works Program Information:

Our spring session will be announced shortly.

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READING WITH FRIENDS

WHERE READING IS FUN

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.

Reading With Friends Information:

Reading With Friends will be held on Sunday mornings once per month as follows: April 8, May 20 and June 10. The balance of the 2018 schedule will be published at a later time.

The program takes place from 11:30 AM to 12:30PM 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 send an email to: info@thefriendshipinitiative.org

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ZEN FRIENDS YOGA

Zen Friends Yoga is a program that combines the beauty and relaxation of yoga with the social interaction that occurs organically between our participants and our student volunteers.  The benefits of Zen Friends Yoga include: behavioral improvement, reduced anxiety, respiratory relaxation, increased communication, reinforced sensory integration, muscle relaxation and improved sleep patterns.

Zen Friends Yoga Information:

Activities are on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:00 and are held at Fitwize 4 Kids, 4641 SR 7, unit 15b, Coral Springs, FL 33073. The registration fee is $62 per child. The program starts on April 8 and runs through May 13.

Any questions, please send an email to info@thefriendshipinitiative.org

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