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Can’t Travel to Campus? No Problem! Teens Invited on a Virtual College Road Trip to Explore All Aspects of Campus Life

2021-05-24T18:33:59+00:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Student-led campus tours, info sessions with college admissions and Hillel professionals, workshops on college search and maintaining wellness all through month of June High school students and their families can explore college and Jewish life on campus on a  Virtual College Road Trip, the second annual month-long series.  Each day from June 1 - June 30, the [...]

Expanding Your Reach: A New Networking and Learning Series Open to All Youth Professionals

2020-09-01T02:47:16+00:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, News|

Informed By Current Research and Best Practices From the 10 Communities of the Jewish Teen Funder Collaborative, Workshops Will Fuel Teen Engagement Efforts Year-Long Series Launches September 3, 2020 By Sara Myers Allen & Debra Sagan Massey In times of uncertainty, shrinking budgets and competing priorities, professional development (PD) is often one of the first things [...]

Connection, Community & Conversation: Teens Take the Mic

2019-12-23T19:34:00+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

JTI Peer Leadership Fellows talk about what it’s like being a Jewish teen today. Three JTI Peer Leadership Fellows sound off on what it’s like being a Jewish teen in Greater Boston, how they’re helping to connect our community and how they navigate their personal Jewish journeys. From finding opportunities to meet more Jewish teens, exploring what Jewish [...]

New Website Connects Teens to Jewish Life

2019-12-23T19:30:36+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Are you a teen? A parent of a teen? JewishBostonTeens.com is the site you’ve been waiting for. I usually write about kid-friendly topics here at JewishBoston, and often that news skews younger, toward the tween-and-under set. Good news: Now JewishBoston has its very own teen-centered website, JewishBostonTeens.com, which showcases opportunities for leadership, travel, camp, volunteering and more, [...]

Greater Boston Makes Youth Mental Health a Priority

2019-12-23T19:23:30+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Boston, along with several other communities, is making adolescent wellness a priority. Today, teens and young people are struggling. More than 3 million adolescents, representing over 13% of the population, have experienced a major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The numbers are equally high for adolescents experiencing eating disorders, substance abuse and [...]

What does a Positive Relationship with Israel Mean?

2019-12-23T19:19:15+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Jeff Blumental and Rabbi Karen Thomashow “As I teach, I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together.” (Parker Palmer). As educators, we are driven by questions – some of which we cannot easily answer. Whether a teacher in a classroom, a youth engagement professional, a parent or [...]

The Best-Kept Secret: A Strategic ‘Pivot’

2019-12-23T19:14:00+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

There are countless examples of strategic "pivots" to point to in the for-profit world, many of them from the not-too-distant past. Remember when Amazon just sold books, when Netflix mailed DVDs, or when the Gap was a record store that sold Levi's? It's rare, on the other hand, to hear about nonprofits making the same kind [...]

Cincinnati Jewish Teen Collective Makes Youth Mental Health a Priority

2019-12-05T03:50:11+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Today, teens and young people are struggling. More than 3 million adolescents, representing over 13% of the population, have experienced a major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The numbers are equally high for adolescents experiencing eating disorders, substance abuse and a variety of other mental health challenges. Attempted and completed suicide [...]

Making Youth Mental Health A Priority for Jewish Atlanta

2019-10-30T00:23:13+00:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|

Armed with the knowledge that 1 in 5 youth experience a mental health challenge at some point in their life, and a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, JumpSpark (a Federation Innovation Initiative) is launching Youth Mental Health First Aid.  The program trains adults to better assist youth experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Participants learn how to [...]

It’s Not Magic

2019-09-10T04:36:10+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pulling back the curtain on professional growth and development for teen education and engagement professionals in Boston. People frequently talk about the magic of camp, youth group, tikkun olam/social action experiences and so many other engagement opportunities for teens. However, as many of us have learned, even magic isn’t exactly magic. Magic is the illusion of performing [...]

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