Announcing JustCity: A Precollege Program in Jewish Social Justice
Are you a high-school sophomore or junior who'd like to play a role in helping to change the world? Looking for a way to give back while learning new skills and making new friends?
Join students from around the country in deepening your Jewish identity while serving on social-justice projects in New York City this summer. Through on-the-ground service and top-notch classroom learning at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), you will have the chance to transform your passion for Jewish social justice into action.
JustCity: Connection. Action. Reflection.
JustCity offers an opportunity for committed high-school students to:
- deepen Jewish learning while living on a college campus
- develop and strengthen leadership skills
- understand personal and Jewish commitment to social action
- dialogue with change-makers working in a variety of contexts
- learn firsthand from New York City organizations at the forefront of advancing social justice
Students live in the JTS residence halls and engage in Jewish text study with JTS faculty. Afternoons are devoted to service learning in the field, and evenings and weekends are spent further exploring New York City. Through Just
City, you will build a network of peers committed to positive social change, participate in meaningful service with local nonprofits, and develop the leadership skills you need to make a difference in your home community.Action
Afternoons are spent working on community-building projects around the city with organizations such as Hazon, Kids Creative, and Hurricane Sandy relief agencies. Through on-the-ground service, supervision, and training, you will learn about poverty, homelessness, health issues, the environment, the elderly, children-and how to effect real change.ReflectionJust
City is designed for highly motivated and intellectually curious students who are eager to engage with today's social issues. We look for young people who are excited to learn and want to make a meaningful difference in the world. You will be challenged to think deeply about your personal Jewish and social-justice journey, and how you can lead change at home and in the world.Pricing
$4,995-includes all programming fees, room, and board. Take advantage of early-bird deadline opportunities: teens who register by Thursday, February 28, 2013, are eligible for a $75 discount. To learn more, contact email@example.com or call (212) 678-8826 for further information