Thank you for your interest in the New York Friendship Circle.

Ariella's NY Friendship Circle is a remarkable 501(c)(3) charity that was initially established to foster meaningful and lasting friendships among teens and individuals of all abilities. Thanks to the unwavering dedication and commitment of our teen volunteers, it has evolved into something much greater. Our incredible teens have transformed the NY Friendship Circle into a safe haven where individuals of all abilities can truly be themselves, feel accepted, and be valued for their unique qualities. Moreover, it has become a place of learning, where everyone has the opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge.

Our teen volunteers go above and beyond mere friendship, providing genuine support and mentorship to those in need during our diverse range of classes and activities. In doing so, they cultivate an environment of true community acceptance and integration.

It's important to note that our program is not a drop-off service, and we are unable to accommodate individuals with aggressive behavior. To participate in our programs, please complete a separate application for each person attending. Additionally, we require the submission of a General Waiver & Permissions form, which can be downloaded, printed, and emailed back to [email protected]. Once these steps are complete, you can proceed to the programs section and register for the program that piques your interest.