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A Neuroscientist’s Insights on the Adolescent Brain

2022-12-08T20:21:10+00:00December 8th, 2022|

August 9, 2022 What one developmental researcher has learned from studies on young people’s risk-taking behavior, reasoning and more By Tim Vernimmen Adolescence is often portrayed as a period of struggle and friction, filled to the brim with exhilarating ups and depressing downs. Young people’s behavior tends to be stereotyped as self-absorbed and impulsive. But how [...]

Don’t Believe The Sensationalist Reactions, Young Girls Absolutely Want Leadership Roles

2022-12-08T20:18:12+00:00December 8th, 2022|

March 10, 2022 A new study is being trotted out as proof that young girls don’t have career aspirations to lead, but further examination of the research shows they simply want better role models than today’s political leaders. Research commissioned by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) has caused controversy online today after reports surfaced that [...]

Teen Mental Health Certification: Helping Teens Help Each Other

2022-12-08T20:14:30+00:00December 8th, 2022|

February 28, 2022 The Mental Health First Aid Certification was developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health (which is now known as the National Council for Mental Wellbeing). Feiger participated in the training to certify professionals who work with youth in mental health first aid, ensuring they can better recognize and respond to any person [...]

Let’s Make Mental Health a Priority in the Jewish Community

2022-07-28T05:32:11+00:00July 28th, 2022|

By Sara Allen and Reuben D. Rotman June 7, 2022 Source In Short Our goal is to train more than 8,000 Jewish professionals, parents and — perhaps most importantly – teens in camps, synagogues, schools, immersive travel experiences and youth groups in a variety of methods to build resilience and identify those who might need extra [...]

Why it’s a win for all: The Jewish Teen Funder Collaborative’s new home at JFNA

2022-07-28T05:28:09+00:00July 28th, 2022|

By Sara Allen and Aaron Saxe November 4, 2021 Source In Short The Funder Collaborative built a powerful national network with deep cross-community relationships and found relevant new ways to serve Jewish teens, such as elevating wellness as foundational to achieving teen education and engagement outcomes. The Collaborative is now entering an important new stage with [...]

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 [...]

Uncovering our community’s greatest assets: Intrapreneurs

2018-05-23T00:36:08+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

  By Mike Friedman, Ed.M. I don’t watch much television these days, but when I do, Shark Tank is a go-to. Perhaps surprising, one of the biggest draws for me is that I have no desire to become an entrepreneur, at least not like the ones on the show. An intrapreneur, however, is more my style. [...]

Putting Teens at the Center

2017-05-19T18:12:06+00:00May 19th, 2017|

by Reuben Posner Professor Eleanor Duckworth, a cognitive psychologist and educator, suggests that the purpose of all education is to encourage the “having of wonderful ideas.” She writes that these ideas “need not necessarily look wonderful to the outside world… The more we help children to have their wonderful ideas and to feel good about themselves [...]

Characteristics of Successful Teen Education Funder Collaborative

2017-05-19T16:57:30+00:00March 27th, 2017|

Space for Sharing Challenges, Commitment to Evaluation Two Key Reasons Noted in Report San Francisco, CA -- A group comprised of 15 national and local funders committed to investing in community-based Jewish teen education initiatives today released a commissioned case study detailing insights and lessons learned from their first two years working together. The case study—Finding [...]

Effective Strategies for Educating and Engaging Jewish Teens

2017-05-07T04:41:17+00:00March 21st, 2017|

The Jim Joseph Foundation has identified engaging Jewish teens in educational experiences as fundamental to the Foundation’s mission of fostering compelling, effective Jewish learning experiences for young Jews, primarily ages 13-30. For the past two years, the Foundation has been collaborating with other funders to explore possible funding strategies to further address the dramatic drop in [...]

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