Earlier this month, we published a story about J-Serve, the National Day of Service for Jewish Teens. So what did J-Serve look like on the ground? Here’s one inspiring example:
J-Teen Leadership – a teen-founded and led volunteer organization in Westchester County, New York banded together with the Jewish Council of Yonkers-Westchester Community Partners and Yonkers Public Schools to create the Read and Romp Literacy Carnival.
The day-long carnival celebrated the love of reading, and promoted increased access to books and literary skills for all kids and teens. It featured activity booths with popular story book characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Cat in the Hat and Curious George, and created opportunities for the teens to read to groups of children.