Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & Long Island Cohorts
July 12- August 20
Do you know a rising 9th-12th grader in Manhattan/Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island who wants to volunteer, make new friends and learn about justice this summer? Earn up to 80 community service hours while making a difference! The Teen Service Corps is a 6 week service learning program with 25 person cohorts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Throughout the program teens will learn about systemic injustice through a Jewish lens, hone leadership skills and volunteer in various neighborhoods to promote food and education justice, and combat social isolation.
Volunteering will follow strict COVID safety compliance guidelines and may pivot to a virtual format.
Virtual volunteering may include connecting with seniors experiencing social isolation, supporting youth in online camps & tutoring, phone banking for nutrition benefits and housing rights and supporting youth experiencing incarceration through responding to their creative writing.
July 12 – August 20
- Tuesdays: Small group volunteering at service sites or independent virtual service (4-5 hours)
- Wednesdays: Full group service project and learning (2-3 hours)
- Thursdays: Small group volunteering at service sites or independent virtual service (4-5 hours)
“It was inspiring to be a part of a group of teens who truly seemed to care.”
“I loved that this program was educational but not in a stressful type of way like school is.”
“This program not only introduced me to the issues but it gave me an opportunity to personally make a difference.”
“I feel a lot more proud to be a Jew right now, probably the proudest I have felt in my life.”
“When it ended, it felt kind of like camp was ending.”