Training the Educators We’ll Always Remember

2018-06-28T05:27:28+00:00June 28th, 2018|

Developmentally, teens are in the midst of a significant process of becoming. In the teen years, we begin to move from our parents’ ideas and habits to our own. And at the same time, we are too young to truly be independent — we are deeply influenced by our peers and any mentors we find. This [...]

Sharing the Impact of Jewish Student Connection

2018-06-11T17:41:10+00:00June 11th, 2018|Tags: |

By Eliana Goldberg and Marwan Nassr One of us is a Jew. One of us is a Muslim. And this is our story of building a genuine friendship through Jewish Student Connection (JSC) at South High School in Denver – the only Denver Public School with a Newcomer Center serving refugee students who have limited or interrupted formal [...]

Investing in Peer Leadership

2018-06-11T17:37:26+00:00June 11th, 2018|

Jewish Teen Initiative’s signature Peer Leadership Fellows program trains and empowers teens to be communal connectors. Fellows reimagine how they can develop meaningful relationships with their peers, connecting those peers to the vast menu of opportunities available to Jewish teens in their community and beyond. Fellows meet monthly (in real life and virtually), building a team of leaders [...]

Let’s Get Together: Understanding each other’s culture

2018-06-11T17:34:19+00:00June 11th, 2018|

In March, 36 African-American and Jewish teens from Chicago traveled together to the nation's South on a bus trip called "Let's Get Together: An Interfaith Journey Toward Justice." What follows are reflections from an African-American student on the trip, as part of the Springboard school break program, a community initiative created wiith the support of JUF, the Jim Joseph [...]

Teen Leaders Hosting “Your Voice” Activism Conference

2018-06-11T17:32:14+00:00June 11th, 2018|

View Video here. SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Drawing inspiration from waves of student-led activism and protests across the nation, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) will host a free event designed to encourage local youths to take action through lobbying and advocacy. “Your Voice: An Activism Conference for Teens Who Want to Change the World” will [...]

Generation Now Fellowship: Meet the First 20 Participants

2018-06-11T17:26:35+00:00June 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |

First cohort of teen engagement professionals will build skills around new outcome–driven approach (NEW YORK) – The Jewish Education Project has announced the inaugural cohort of the Generation Now Fellowship, the first comprehensive fellowship to provide professional growth and leadership development for senior educators in the field of Jewish teen engagement. Following a highly selective application process, [...]

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