Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends is a club at Byron Nelson High School composed of students who desire to initiate and develop friendships with peers who have special needs. The students look for opportunities to include their friends in activities during and after school and to make a difference in their lives. 

The name Circle of Friends comes from the concept that everyone has three circles of people surrounding them. Each circle represents a different type of relationship. The first and closest circle represents family members. The second/middle circle is made up of friends and peers. The third circle is made up of professionals in the community who provide services such as teachers, coaches, doctors and ministers. Young people with special needs sometimes only have two circles of people, the first and last, who touch their lives. Circle of Friends was created to fill the gap of the second circle so that students with special needs would be surrounded with friends.

Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM in room AC 150.

To learn more about Circle of Friends contact Susan West (817-698-5646)

Make a Friend..... Make a Difference!