Since 2009, Connect Us has been developing self-confidence, resiliency and friendship skills in children ages 3 and up through guided, age-based peer groups. Magic happens when diverse groups of kids are brought together in an open, supportive environment where they’re encouraged to express their individuality, discover commonalities and gain an understanding and appreciation of differences. Our curriculum incorporates evidence-based strategies designed to strengthen ‘people skills’, such as empathy, friendliness, perspective taking and social reciprocity. Over the course of the program, kids will have opportunities to practice these skills in real time peer situations. This skill-building will translate into more inclusive, receptive, self-assured individuals who have the tools to develop positive friendships and stand up for themselves and others.