NEW J-Lead Teen Leadership Program

THE SHIMON AND SARA BIRNBAUM TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, J-LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Design) open to teens in 9th grade, inspires and involves Jewish teens in Central New Jersey through leadership development and personal evolution.

The J-LEAD participants will develop a connection of Jewish values and an understanding of needs in our community. The program includes eight sessions over the course of several months which include meetings with local community leaders, advocacy leaders, and developing specific skills set meetings (Budgeting, Public Speaking, etc.).

This program starts at 9th grade and will continue through 12th grade. Every year new 9th graders will join the cohort and the 10th graders will continue the program.  A graduation will take place after the fourth year.

J-LEAD will meet from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM on the following dates:

September 27 — Intro to Values and Leadership
October 23 — Leadership at Many Levels
November 27 — Growing your Teen Movement and Peer Engagement
December 18 — Marketing and Communication, Digital Citizenship
January 22 — Service and Volunteerism in Leadership
February 26 — Introduction to Advocacy, Mini Mission
March 19 — Introduction to Philanthropy, Fundraising
April 16 — Program Planning and Public Speaking, Graduation