Programs for Children with Special Needs

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Fun & Fitness with Friends (ages 6-12 and 13-18)

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.

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

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.


Winter Session: Sundays, December 6th-February 28th* 
Price: $175 Full Center Member/Social Member, $200 non-member
Time: Sundays, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

* No meeting on 12/27, 1/3, 2/14.
Fees are based on the child's JCC membership status, not on the parent's membership status.

Please note: Fun and Fitness with Friends offers two separate programs, each geared towards the needs of different age groups.

  • Youth Fun and Fitness with Friends is for children ages 6 to 12. The Youth Program, located solely on-site at the JCC, offers physical, social and creative events. 
  • Teen Fun and Fitness with Friends is for ages 13 to 18. In addition to offering creative, social and physical offerings, teens engage in the community by participating in field trips to various nearby locations. Some of our past field trips have been to Cambrian Bowl, The Tech Museum, Golfland, Vasona Park and others.

Space is limited. To register your child for the program, contact Josh Glincher at josh@apjcc.org or 408.357.7447. 

You can also fill out the registration form and assessment form and submit via fax (408.358.7311) or scan and email (preferred) to josh@apjcc.org. You also have the option to register online.


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 to 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 josh@apjcc.org.


Related Documents

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



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