Welcome to our Philly Friendship Circle MVP program! To register, please fill out this survey BY 9/4. This will confirm your child’s participation and help to solidify the time slot of your session. (There is also a lot of helpful info in the descriptions below. Please read the survey thoroughly.)
This survey is to register for Session 1, but we are sharing the dates for Sessions 1 and 2, in case one works better for your schedule than the other:
Session 1 – Wednesdays: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 (PLUS Sunday Circle on 10/15, 10/22, 11/12)Session 2 – Mondays: 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 (PLUS Sunday Circle on 12/3, 12/10, 12/17)
All gatherings will take place after school. The first and last ones are 1.5 hours and in-person. The “middle” three are each 1 hour. (IMPORTANT: At least one parent is required to attend the first and last gatherings, as well as Sunday Circle. More on that below!)
Gathering 1: Wednesday, October 11th – (PARENTS & MVPers) – in person, at our office, 1.5 HOURS
Gathering 2: Wednesday, October 18th – (MVPers ONLY) – on Zoom, 1 HOUR
Gathering 3: Wednesday, October 25th – (MVPers ONLY) – on Zoom, 1 HOUR
Gathering 4: Wednesday, November 1st – (MVPers ONLY) – on Zoom, 1 HOUR
Gathering 5: Wednesday, November 8th – (PARENTS & MVPers) – in person, at our office, 1.5 HOURS
*OUR OFFICE ADDRESS IS: 1 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004*
Continue scrolling below for details about specific dates and MVP requirements…
As part of our MVP program, the below are required for MVPers and at least one of each MVPer’s parents. (Of course, we sincerely hope you will stay involved with us after MVP is over, as well!)
MVPers and their parents participate in some of our much-loved friendship/community programs. This is central to the MVP experience; parental/familial involvement enhances MVPers’ interest, but also ensures that YOU get to know our mission firsthand and meet the many amazing people who make up our Friendship Circle family!
– Required: Participation in our beloved Sunday Circle program…
The 3 required dates of Sunday Circle for this Session 1 are 10/15, 10/22, and 11/12. Please reserve 12:30-3:45pm on all of these dates.
– IMPORTANT: At least 1 parent must come to 2 of the above Sunday Circles.
One of our top priorities is for all MVPers to complete the program–by A) showing up to each gathering and B) gaining practical knowledge and experience in doing so.
In keeping with this, we require a refundable deposit of $180 for each MVPer. This deposit will be returned after the conclusion of the MVP session as long as the MVPer attends/participates in 4 of the 5 total gatherings. If an MVPer does not attend/participate in at least 4 of the 5 total gatherings, the deposit will not be refunded.
If this presents any financial hardship, please let us know right away, by emailing Chava Tova privately via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ensure that all families can participate.
You may make this deposit now, however we only require that we receive the deposit by the day of the 1st gathering.
Please mail your check to:
Philly Friendship Circle
P.O. Box 25067, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Venmo: @PhillyFriendshipPayPal: email@example.com