Programs for Children with Special Needs

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

Spring Session: 4/2-5/7*

* No meeting on 4/16

Session Cost: $105 for JCC Full Center Members & Social Members.  $125 for Non-Members.

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.


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 josh@apjcc.org.


Fun & Sports with Friends Event - Sunday, March 26th, 11:00am-1:00pm

"Fun & Sports with Friends" is an outdoor fun day for children ages 4-18 with special needs, and their families. Event includes lunch.

Free of charge! Open to everyone. You don't have to be a JCC member.

Participants will enjoy baseball, basketball and soccer on the athletic field at the JCC. Each child participant will be paired with a volunteer buddy and will rotate among the activities.

Families- Please register everyone who will be attending. Siblings are welcome to participate, but only special-needs participants will be paired with a volunteer buddy.

Volunteers - We need volunteers to be paired one-on-one with a child with special needs, to accompany them as they rotate among the activities.

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fun-and-sports-with-friends-2017-tickets-32127654680
Click the REGISTER button and then select whether you are a Participant or a Volunteer.

The APJCC requires all guests to fill a guest waiver out upon their first visit to the center. To save time on the day of the event, please fill this waiver out and turn it in to the sign-in station upon arriving.  

Registration deadline is March 19th.

For more information please contact Josh Glincher, josh@apjcc.org.

The Fun & Sports with Friends Day is made possible, in part, by a  generous grant from the The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley's Giving Circle and the Underwriting Sponsorship by Marcia & Joseph Riggio.


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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