YouthFirst

JFCS’ YouthFirst helps teens develop the necessary life skills to move into young adulthood smoothly, successfully, and responsibly through a Jewish values-based lens. Our innovative programs include Jewish service-learning, leadership skills development, internships, and career exploration.

YouthFirst provides teens and pre-teens the space to contemplate these questions:

  • Who Am I?
  • With whom and what am I connected?
  • To whom and for what am I responsible?
  • How can I bring about change in this world?

Engage with Community, Explore Identity, Initiate Change

Impact Year is for teens who want to make a difference in their communities.

Impact Year Leaders take on the role of planning and executing service learning and advocacy projects for their peers and supporting populations in need within our communities.

Participants can join in at any time during the school year as their schedules allow. Events take place throughout the year. Check here for what’s happening in your region. 

Explore how your interests and passions can lead to a job at our Career Night panels.  

Summer programs include paid Summer Internships at JFCS and partnering organizations.

Contact Us

  • Director
  • Linda Karlin
415-359-2463
  • San Francisco
  • Andrew Hoffer
415-449-1291
  • North Peninsula
  • Linda Karlin
415-359-2463
  • South Peninsula
  • Deborah Schneider
650-688-3059
  • Marin County
  • Margolit Sands
415-419-3641
Join the JFCS Family

Join the JFCS Family

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Thank You! You have successfully subscribed!