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, 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 through service and advocacy while building leadership skills. Participants become deeply involved with projects of their own choice over the course of a school year.
Additionally, summer programs include paid Summer Internships at JFCS or partnering organizations, and a summer day camp called, Summer Impact, in Marin County.
Throughout the year, YouthFirst offers volunteer opportunities for any interested preteens and teens. Check with your local office for upcoming events.