Teens

Leadership & Empowerment

JCC Rockland provides a fun and safe environment for your tweens and teens to make new friends, stay active, develop leadership skills and philanthropic savvy, participate in social programming, and have fun.

  • JCC Maccabi Games

    Join other JCC delegations 2020 at JCC Maccabi Games and Artfest™ for a week-long tournament.

  • BBYO

    BBYO is the fastest-growing Jewish teen program in Rockland.

  • Teen Leadership Initiative

    TLI is an elite two year leadership and philanthropic program where local Jewish teens can make an impact on their community.

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.

Application Process

Applications are now closed. Please contact Brent Osborne for more information.

FEES

$299 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.

This program is partially funded by Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland.

Cohort VIII

2022—2023 DATES

11/9 Year 2 Kickoff & Sending of Request for Proposals
12/8 Developing Criteria for Proposal Evaluation
1/9 Proposal Reading & Preparation for Site Visits
2/8 Site Visits / Applicant Interviews
3/6 Site Visits / Applicant Interviews
4/20 Evaluations & Final Allocation Decision
5/10 Siyuum & Graduation with Grant Recipients

Cohort IX

2022—2023 DATES

11/9 Introduction to Jewish Values & Teen Philanthropy
12/8 The Making of a Mensch
1/9 Tzedakah and Community Mindedness
2/8 Shema, Shema! The Art of Listening
3/6 For Whom Are We Responsible
4/20 Evaluating Community Needs Guest Panel & Personal Missions
5/10 Grant Ceremony

2023—2024 DATES

11/9 Year 2 Kickoff & Sending of Request for Proposals
12/6 Developing Criteria for Proposal Evaluation
1/9 Proposal Reading & Preparation for Site Visits
2/7 Site Visits / Applicant Interviews
3/7 Site Visits / Applicant Interviews
4/2 Evaluations & Final Allocation Decision
5/6 Siyuum & Graduation with Grant Recipients