Tween & Teen Service Learning Program
Engage Community, Explore Identity, Initiate Change.
JFCS’ Impact Year program gives teens an opportunity to take part in service learning events and advocacy projects that support a range of populations in need in our communities. The program runs during the school year (Oct. – May) and participants can join in at any time during the school year as their schedules allow.
Throughout the program teens are encouraged to think about themselves, their futures, and their place in the world through a Jewish values-based lens. As they explore their own identities, teens are presented with the challenge to consider how they want to put values such as tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (an obligation to give back to your community) into action and make an impact in their local communities. By exploring these and other Jewish ideas and values, participants come to realize that they are living Jewishly by engaging in service.
Offered in San Francisco and Marin County and on the Peninsula.