School Programs

Friendship Clubs in Schools

The Friendship Foundation has school-sanctioned clubs located in various high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools throughout the South Bay. General and special education students join together to eat lunch, socialize, play games, and attend school functions as a group.

This program encourages awareness for general education students and creates an environment in which friendships can develop with students in special education. Further, it gives the students in special education a chance to have a familiar face or even a friend in the hallways, cafeteria, and around school.

Typically, each club meets once per week during a lunch period that is arranged by the hosting teacher and the students that run the Friendship Club. All clubs are subject to specific guidelines set by their respective schools.

To find out more or learn about how to bring the Friendship Foundation to your school, please contact Malorie Askanas-Graul at

Current School Clubs

El Segundo Unified School District
El Segundo Middle School
El Segundo High School

Centinela School District
Lawndale High School
Hawthorne High School

Hermosa Unified School District
Hermosa Valley -Elementary School Level
Hermosa Valley -Middle School Level
Hermosa View Elementary School

Lawndale School District
Jane Addams School District

Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Mira Costa High School
Manhattan Beach Middle School
Pacific Elementary School K-2
Pacific Elementary School 3-5
Grand View Elementary School
American Martyrs School

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Palos Verdes High School
Peninsula High School
Palos Verdes Intermediate School
Miraleste Intermediate School

Redondo Beach Unified School District
Redondo Union High School
Adams Middle School
Parras Middle School
Lincoln Elementary School
Beryl Elementary School

Torrance Unified School District
West High School
Casimir Middle School
Victor Elementary School 1-3
Victor Elementary School 4-5

Wiseburn School District
Dana Middle School