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JCC Rockland's Teen Leadership Initiative awards $3,600 in Grants

The following press release was sent by JCC Rockland’s Teen Leadership Initiative-

JCC Rockland’s Teen Leadership Initiative (TLI) awarded $3,600 in grants, in its inaugural year, to support programs helping those in our local community.


TLI is an elite two-year program focusing on the importance of teaching teens philanthropy and social action in our community, while exposing them to leadership opportunities and meaningful Jewish experiences. 

Throughout the year, TLI participants develop as leaders within the Jewish community, participate in monthly and educational programs, review grant proposals, and allocate funds, engage with friends within the community that will help them stand out from their peers when applying for college.

Sharsheret received a grant to support Busy Box Program to help parents guide children through cancer, occupy children while their mothers are at doctors visits, and provide online content and print materials.

Hillel's grant, Jewish Unity Project, will fund a year-long series of programs for Jewish college students, including basketball tournaments, an Israel fair, a music concert and Shabbat dinners.

Helping Hands, Nanuet Hebrew Center's Project, will provide food an shelter for three overnights for homeless guests. 

Wrapped in Love, the National Council of Jewish WOmen's grant, will create fleece blankets and teddy bears for kids in crisis in emergency situations.

About TLI:

TLI is an elite , two-year program focusing on teaching teens the importance of philanthropy and social action in our community, while exposing them to leadership opportunities and meaningful Jewish experiences.

Application and recommendation for Fall 2014 will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis through September 19, or until the program is full.
Space is limited. Participation determined through application and interview process. $180 contribution per TLI member.

For more information about TLI, click here.

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