Teen Leadership Initiative

TLI is an elite two year leadership and philanthropic program where local Jewish teens in grades 9-10 can make an impact on their community.
Teens will:

  • Develop as leaders within the Jewish community.
  • Participate in monthly educational programs.
  • Engage with friends in programs to help the community.
  • Review grant proposals and allocate funds.
  • Gain valuable experience that will help build your resume and stand out when applying to college.
  • Create and nurture relationships with influential community leaders.

TLI COHORT V dates

2019-2020

  • 11/6​: Year 2 Kickoff & Sending of Request for Proposals
  • 12/12​:​ Developing Criteria for Proposal Evaluation
  • 1/13​:​ Proposal Reading & Preparation for Site Visits
  • 2/27​:​ Site Visits / Applicant Interviews
  • 3/16​:​ Site Visits / Applicant Interviews
  • 4/22​:​ Evaluations & Final Allocation Decision
  • 5/14​: Siyuum & Graduation with Grant Recipients

TLI COHORT VI dates

2019-2020 Dates

  • 11/18:​ Jewish Values and Teen Philanthropy – Welcome to TLI!
  • 12/11​:​ Philanthropy Guest Speaker Panel
  • 1/16​:​ Building Consensus & Listening Skills
  • 2/12​:​ Evaluating Communal Need
  • 3/19​:​ Exploring Universalism vs Pluralism
  • 4/20: Service Learning & Understanding Organizational Mission
  • 5/4:​ What’s Next? – Beginning the Grant Making Process

2020-2021 Dates

  • 11/12: Year 2 Kickoff & Sending of Request for Proposals
  • 12/16​:​ Developing Criteria for Proposal Evaluation
  • 1/14:​ Proposal Reading & Preparation for Site Visits
  • 2/3​:​ Site Visits / Applicant Interviews
  • 3/3​:​ Site Visits / Applicant Interviews
  • 4/5​:​ Evaluations & Final Allocation Decision
  • 5/12​: Siyuum & Graduation with Grant Recipients

APPLICATION PROCESS

Teens must complete an application, receive a minimum of two recommendations and attend a screening interview before being accepted.
Applications for Cohort VI are now open for rising 9th and 10th grades.

Interviews and acceptances will be conducted on a rolling basis. Only 18 teens will be accepted.

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​Fees

  • $250 for two years. A portion of these funds will be used towards the grant

JCC Rockland supplies a partial match of funds to be used for grant allocation.

Program partially funded by Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland.

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