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Drama and Music

Drama Program Performs Adventures in CandyLand

Drama and MusicAbout 80 people turned out for the Music and Drama programs opening night of Adventures in CandyLand. The participants in the program worked with 4th Wall production to pick their characters develop the storyline, write their lines and create the decorations and props.

Adventures in CandyLand is about a magical land where candy grows out of the ground.  The royalty living in the castle decide to throw a party but they are foiled by Marshy the Marshmellow Guy and Gloppy the Chocolate King.  Marshy and Gloppy start turning people into chocolate statues and killing the candy crops.  Eventually, everyone is able to live happily ever after once Gloppy and Marshy are invited to the party and no longer feel left out of the festivities

Photos from Adventures in CandyLand

Programs

New Pilot Programs Coming to Oak Park and Huntington Woods

Over the past few years, Friendship Circle has received many requests to provide programs in the Huntington Woods/Oak Park area. So, this year, Thanks to a grant from the Jewish Fund we will be launching 3 new programs. The hope is that with the success of these programs, we will be able to provide more programs in upcoming years.

About The Jewish Fund

The Jewish Fund was established in 1997 from the sale proceeds of Sinai Hospital to the Detroit Medical Center. Sinai Hospital was a Jewish community funded facility that grew into one of metropolitan Detroit’s top health care institutions. As a legacy of Sinai Hospital, The Jewish Fund continues the tradition of assuring excellent and compassionate care for those in need in Metropolitan Detroit by awarding grants to help vulnerable individuals improve their health and human condition.

What are the New Programs?

Sports (Oak Park): 
Coached by a Sports instructor, participants will practice and play familiar games such as basketball and soccer in a noncompetitive environment. Each week will include warm-ups, stretches, and exercise routines designed to keep everyone healthy and fit.

Social Skills for Teens (Huntington Woods): 
Teen Social Skills utilizes group activities, discussion time and occasional outings into the community to practice eye contact, personal space, initiating conversation and other important social skills from a certified social worker. This group will also address social challenges specifically related to the teen years. The program is tailored for teens and young adults who do not require a 1-on-1 volunteer.

Music (Huntington Woods): 
This invigorating class features music, movement and rhythm. Participants and their volunteers will enjoy an hour of interactive music and songs.

Where are the Programs Held?

Huntington Woods:  Aish of Huntington Woods

Oak Park: JCC Jimmy Prentis Morris Building

If you have any questions regarding the 2013-2014 satellite programs, please contact: Rivka Kirsch at [email protected]

Tech Teens

Tech Teens: Providing Teens with ASD a Creative Outlet

Tech TeensThe Need

It is common for children and teens with Autism or other Autism Spectrum Disorders to have trouble expressing what they need or how they feel.  This can lead to a common misconception: those with Autism do not feel complex emotions because they cannot express them. The new Tech Teens program will provide teens with ASD an outlet to express themselves.

The Program

Friendship Circle is excited to partner with Wish Upon a Teen to bring in a brand new program for the 2013-2014 year, Tech Teens. During this program, students will learn the basics of iMovie and GarageBand software from a certified Apple Instructor. They will learn how to utilize these programs and create their own movies and music. At the end of the program, each participant will have their own song or movie to take home. This program is tailored for teens and young adults who do not require a one-on-one volunteer.

During the summer we ran a pilot program with 5 participants. Here is one video that was created in just 5 days!

Session Details

There will be two Tech Teen sessions. Fall Session: October 21-December 16; Winter Session: January 27- March 31

Time: Mondays 5:00-6:00

About Wish Upon a Teen

Wish Upon a Teen is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization, established in May of 2011, to help teenagers who have developmental or medical conditions. Through creative and interactive social and educational events, these teens will rediscover and rebuild their self-esteem as they continue their journey to adulthood.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Catie Quinn at [email protected]