Our Class Information

The Friendship Circle Life Skills Program offers the following:

A Sneak Peek at what goes on during the day

1. Shop Front Skill Training:
Our young adults get on Job Training in the Friendship Cafe which includes everything from food preparation, to stocking shelves, taking orders, cleaning the shop front, greeting customers, how to run the cash register in addition to many other shop systems.

2. Health, Safety & Wellness:
Encompasses a multitude of significant topics such as Personal Hygiene & grooming, Wellness, and self-care, Dental Care, Fire Safety, Urgent protocol, Self Defense, as well as Relaxation & Breathing Techniques through Yoga just to name a few.

3. Social Skill Development:
We cover a wide variety of crucial social skills from Interpersonal Relationships & People skills, Clear and Effective Communication, Respect for others, Personal responsibilities, Mental and Emotional Health, Empathy & Sympathy, Personal space, ExpressingPersonal Needs, Self-control & others!

4. Finances & Math Computation:
Over the year our Young adults learn important money math skills & math computation, as well as priorities & luxuries when it comes to finances & spending. Some other topics up for discussion: How to use a Credit Card, cash checks, open a bank account as well as apply for a job, wages, and save up!

5. Reading and Penmanship:
Nothing like reading Classics to practice reading literacy & comprehension and of course Penmanship.

6. Lunch:
All together as a family! Makes for a great way to get everyone involved, whether setting the table or just shmoozing together!

7. Food Prep, Baking & Cooking:
Whether learning about healthy food and what makes for a balanced, healthy meal or creating fun & yummy recipes together, practicing our measurements.. this is definitely a favorite by all!

8. Art:
Our young adults get a chance to explore & discover their inner talents through a variety of arts.

9. Music and Movement:
Brain Gym, Meditation, & Drum circle to list a few.

10. Housekeeping:
Our Adults gain important knowledge to help with daily tasks from Bed making to Laundry, washing dishes, and basic house cleaning tasks.

11. Group Mentoring:
Sharing is Caring! Members from the community come in to speak with our young adults to inspire them to grow & work towards their dreams!

12. Public Speaking:
Building Confidence & Growing abilities. We start off slow with personal introductions but don’t stop there! From small speeches on a variety of topics to speaking for a crowd we believe it’s possible!

13. Toolbox Talk:
We always end our day in a group setting discussing the Highs and lows of the day, brainstorming for tomorrow, discussing challenges and of course with some rewards & praise!