A perfect opportunity for high school age teens (9th grade and older) to be involved in a summer volunteer opportunity where they can make a difference in the lives of children from low income backgrounds. JLLs assist our Literacy Leaders (college-age teachers) in the classrooms as well as with the overall program, helping with reading time, assisting with afternoon camp-like activities, etc.
Historically, our program has largely recruited teen volunteers from the Jewish community, but as our program grows, we continue to have more and more volunteers from diverse backgrounds. The JLL program is an opportunity for the Jewish community’s youth to see their actions are truly the work of Tikkun Olam that comes deeply from within one’s Jewish soul. They will have the capacity to change lives for the better – forever! The JLL program is part of the L.A. Jewish Teen Initiative, funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. Program partners include UpStart, Etzah, an Initiative of the AJU Graduate Center for Education, and BJE Impact.
This upcoming summer we are so excited to invite many of our former scholars to become JLLs for our program! If you are a former scholar or have a sibling who is a scholar at our program and want to be a JLL this summer, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!