What do teens get out of it?
They get to:
Participation in the Jewish Teen Foundations requires a one-year commitment. The board members dedicate themselves to a weekend retreat and attend seven Sunday teen board meetings held from 4:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. (3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for Marin/San Francisco. Marin/SF's service project will be 10:30 - 2:30). These meetings are part skill-building and part teen-led, and further the work of each Foundation.
Each Jewish Teen Foundation board member is subsidized by over $4,500 from various funders and the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. While the Foundation program is free to board members and their families, we do ask each board member to cover the $390 cost of the three day Bay Area Youth Philanthropy Retreat at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Scholarships are available to assist families in covering this cost.
Applications to serve on one of the 2012-2013 boards are currently closed. Check back in August for the 2013-2014 application.
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|Regional Retreat November 16 - 18|
|Grants Celebration||Week of 6/3/2013||Week of 6/3/2013||Week of 6/3/2013||Week of 5/20/2013|
JTF makes every effort to schedule meetings around Jewish holidays, school finals, vacations, and other large community events that interest teens and Jewish families. We have the unique opportunity this year to honor a couple of Jewish holidays at board meetings, by engaging in traditions and learning together. If you have specific questions about these meetings, please contact your local teen foundation’s Project Director or contact Lom Friedman, Director of Youth Philanthropy at firstname.lastname@example.org.