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Baltimore Diller Teen Fellows*
Baltimore Diller Teen Fellows is a 15-month teen leadership program of Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC). The program is based on four pillars: leadership, Israel, Judaism and community service. High school juniors participate in three Shabbatonim (weekend retreats), monthly leadership development seminars and two mifgashim** with their Ashkelon teen counterparts. In addition, Diller Fellows create and implement a hands-on community service initiative. The program year begins in the fall and ends in the fall of the following year.
*The Diller Teen Fellows program is generously funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the San Francisco Federation’s Jewish Community Endowment Fund.**Exchanges between Israeli and Jewish American teens; each year, one is held in Israel and one in Baltimore.
Students Taking Action for Change (STAC)
Students Taking Action for Change (STAC) is a collaborative program of Jewish Volunteer Connection, in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC). STAC is a nine-month program beginning in the fall for high school sophomores and juniors. The program focuses on social justice and advocacy, while teens learn the tools to be agents of change. During the program year, STAC Fellows participate in a retreat, Advocacy Day in Annapolis, a late night in the fall and monthly leadership development seminars. STAC Fellows work with one another to develop advocacy initiatives in the community.
Teen Giving Initiative (TGI)
Teen Giving Initiative (TGI), a program of Jewish Volunteer Connection, focuses on leadership, fundraising and grant-making skills. TGI Fellows develop their own fundraising initiatives and select focus areas to allocate their funds. The program is open to high school sophomores and juniors. The nine-month program year runs from the fall through May and includes a retreat, teen phoning, a late night, and monthly leadership development seminars.
Teen Summer Service
Teen Summer Service provides many options for teens in 6th-12th grade who want a meaningful summer experience helping others. The options include connecting teens with service opportunities based on their interests, assisting teens to create a service project for them and their peers called a VolunTeam, or teens can participate in the following programs: Top Notch Teens (rising 7th & 8th graders), Leaders-in-Training at Camp Milldale (rising 9th graders), Counselors in Training at Camp Milldale (rising 10th graders) or Summer Leadership and Internship Program (rising 11th & 12th graders).
Jewish Teen Education and Experience Network (J.T.E.E.N.)
*New Program* Jewish Teen Engagement & Education Network (J.T.E.E.N.), a program of Jewish Volunteer Connection and the Jewish Community Center, is for teens who want to learn more about the organized Jewish community. The participants learn about The Associated and its agencies, participate in experiential learning through volunteering and becoming involved with activities in the community that fit their individual interests as well as participate in hands-on seminars and network with other teens in the community. The eight month program runs from October through May and is open to freshmen.
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Teen Service Council
Teen Service Council, a program of Jewish Volunteer Connection, is for teens who wish to make a difference in the Baltimore community. Teens meet three times during the year to learn about vital community needs and gain skills to plan and implement individual service projects. JVC staff will help match participants’ volunteer interests with community service agencies. The eight-month program runs from October through May and is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.
The Mitchell David Teen Center
The Mitchell David Teen Center is a safe, supervised gathering place where teens can interact with their peers and JOIN for Teens staff instead of hanging out on street corners and at local hot spots. The center hosts many activities and events just for teens, like band, DJ and dance events, drop-in hours, community service opportunities and connections to community resources.
Learn more about The Mitchell David Teen Center.
Jewish Community Center
The Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Center provides a safe and stimulating place for teens to come and socialize, learn, and make a difference in the world. There is a wealth of programs designed just for the middle school years when teens are just getting a taste of their independence. High school-aged teens, gearing up for their time away from home, will find everything from BBYO to Driver’s Ed lessons, college counseling to opportunities for artistic expression.
Learn more about the Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Center.