The day was emotionally impactful and eye-opening, as they learned about the enormity of the needs and the remarkable efforts already underway to support community recovery. While the urgency of the disaster has passed, the full physical, financial and emotional impact of the fires continues to unfold. Rebuilding and recovery efforts are expected to take a minimum of five to seven years, with the emotional toll anticipated to increase over time. His animals barely made it out alive.
Israel Experiences for Teens and Young Adults | Jewish Community Federation
Through microgrants, exciting new summer programs, and Israel education workshops, our partnerships with leading organizations give educators and youth leaders the tools they need to create inspiring environments that motivate Jewish teens to be their best selves. Teen Engagement. Special Teen Initiatives. Related Resources Resource Guide. We hope you will begin to explore these resources and we look forward to learning together at the conference. View Resource Guide. The survey responses of 17, Jewish teens provides a heretofore unprecedented understanding into who these teens are, what they care about and want, and what the Jewish community can do to enhance their lives as people, and as Jews.
Tenth-grader, Brett, is the kind of kid who teachers, friends, and parents describe as smart. His family has been active in their synagogue and its social action programs since Brett was young, so he grew up generally aware that some people are less fortunate than others. Before his involvement in Sandy Teen Fellows, Brett thought the storm was nothing more than a bad memory. A month later, the family took a ride to look at the damage along the Jersey shore.
Children and young adults need a safe environment in which to thrive, but in the United States one in three teens experiences physical, emotional, or verbal abuse in a relationship. Awareness and open communication are essential to combat this violence. These workshops are available in high school and college versions, each tailored to start a meaningful conversation on healthy relationships. The programs can be single-sex or co-ed and easily facilitated by a college leader or an adult adviser.