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Diller Baltimore Teen Fellows*
Diller Baltimore Teen Fellows is a 14-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 November 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, an overnight 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, agency site visits, an overnight and monthly leadership development seminars.
Summer in the City is a summer program incorporating Jewish learning with community service. Teens are invited to spend their summer helping others while earning community service hours. Summer in the City is open to students who will be in grades 8 through 12 during the 2013-14 school year.
Teen Engagement and Education Network (T.E.E.N.)
*New Program* Teen Engagement & Education Network (T.E.E.N.) is a six-month program for teens who want to know more about the organized Jewish community. Through T.E.E.N., participants will learn about THE ASSOCIATED and its agencies, participate in experiential learning and hands-on seminars and network with other teens in the community. T.E.E.N. is open to all students who will be in grades 9 and 10 during the 2013-14 school year.
Teen Service Council
*New Program* Teen Service Council is a nine-month program 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 Teen Service Council is open to all students who will be in the grades 10 through 12 during the 2013-14 school year.
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.