This program brings community members of all ages together. Participants are matched according to age, gender, personality and interests. Meetings are held where pairs build a relationship through various activities such as arts, crafts, games and discussion. Project Friend Plus has a community service focus, and pairs work on service projects that benefit local human services agencies and organizations.
Here's what past participants and their parents have to say about Project Friend:
“Project Friend is an incredible program that fosters strong, long lasting friendships. My little friend brightened my life, taught me so much about the world, and helped me grow as a person. I love it.”
“This program has been great for my son. He has social anxiety and usually has a hard time in structured activities. Getting together with friends just to have fun was highly beneficial for him. His Big Friend is an excellent role model. Thanks!”
--Parent of Younger Friend