Teens/Young Adults

//Teens/Young Adults
Teens/Young Adults2017-10-16T01:29:24+00:00


A sports program for youth and young adults with Intellectual Disabilities including Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Participants will have the opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success through sports.

For more information, please contact Yael Schochat at 516-569-6733 or by email at Yael.Schochat@guraljcc.org

6 sessions beginning October 25
Pre-registration is required

Gateways is made possible by a grant from UJA-Federation.


CLASSP is a unique opportunity offered by The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in collaboration with the JCCs on Long Island and Ramapo for Children. Through this program, teens receive training in working with people with special needs. They can earn college credit by attending a monthly seminar and volunteering to provide services and mentoring students with special needs. Students selected to participate in the CLASSP program will also intern at the JCC, assisting with our programs for the special needs community. A small stipend is included for the internship. Applicants must be high-school students aged 15 and over.

Applications for the fall semester will be accepted beginning in July.

For application information, please contact Naomi Lewis 516-569-6733, ext. 215 or via email at naomi.lewis@guraljcc.org.

This program is made possible by the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation


Our popular CANVAS program has returned to offer our teens, ages 13-21 with special needs, the opportunity to learn about the Jewish holidays, and create related art projects, which reflect each holidays’ unique spirit and meaning. This program is part of the CLASSP inclusion program, which allows our teens with special needs, to enjoy a program along with their mainstream peers. This encourages all of our teens to interact, allowing our typically developing teens to model appropriate socialization skills, while interacting and enjoying a therapeutic art program along with their peers with special needs.

Contact Naomi Lewis, LMSW, Program Coordinator for more information at 516-569-6733 Ext 215 or at Naomi.Lewis@guraljcc.org

Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15 PM
$15 fee, which includes dinner.

No Fee.