Teen Empowerment Program Registration - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia
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    Sharon Schwartz

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Teen Empowerment Program Registration

Impact the community and make a difference with JFCS’ Teen Empowerment Program!

The Teen Empowerment Program (TEP) is designed to provide teens with a springboard to become future leaders in the community. TEP enables teens to experience philanthropy and the grant/allocation process first hand and explore the Jewish tradition of giving back to the community through volunteer opportunities with JFCS.

Ages 13-14

Teen Contribution – Each teen contributes $180. An anonymous foundation will match contributions with an additional $180 gift.

Fundamentals of Gift Allocation – The program will meet five times a year (Nov. 11, 2018, Dec. 16, 2018, Jan. 13, 2019, Feb. 10, 2019, Apr. 7, 2019) and will focus on Jewish values, philanthropy, and the grants and allocations process. Each teen will learn more about JFCS programs and, as a group, will select the programs of interest to volunteer, allocate funds, and make an impact.

Community Leadership –  JFCS’ professional staff will encourage thinking about and acting upon the values of tzedakah (giving back) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). It will plant the seeds for future leaders and philanthropists in our community.

Hands-on Volunteer Opportunities – Each time TEP meets, there will be a volunteer opportunity that highlights a program selected by the group.

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Ages 14-15

Teen Contribution – Each teen contributes $180. As a member of the TEP II Cohort, the group will work together to raise additional funds. An anonymous foundation will match the contribution of the funds raised up to $360 per teen.

Fundraising 101 – The topics will include: Overview of Philanthropy/Belief in Fundraising, Peer to Peer Fundraising, and Storytelling- how to share your message.

Fundamentals of Gift Allocation – The program will meet five times a year ((Nov. 11, 2018, Dec. 16, 2018, Jan. 13, 2019, Feb. 10, 2019, Apr. 7, 2019) and will focus on Jewish values, philanthropy, and the grants and allocations process. Each teen will learn more about JFCS programs and, as a group, will select the programs of interest to volunteer, allocate funds, and make an impact.

Volunteer Day – JFCS’ professional staff will help guide this group in planning a volunteer day supporting three JFCS programs that resonate with the group’s philanthropic interests.

Hands-on Volunteer Opportunities – Each time TEP meets, there will be a volunteer opportunity that highlights a program selected by the group.

Community Leadership –  JFCS’ professional staff will encourage thinking about and acting upon the values of tzedakah (giving back) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). It will plant the seeds for future leaders and philanthropists in our community.