The Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston is a year-long program for Jewish high school students from across the metro Boston area. Together they learn the ins and outs of professional philanthropy and grantmaking through a Jewish lens, and allocate grants to effect real change in the causes they care about most.
With the JTFGB, teens learn how to:
All while meeting awesome Jewish teens from Greater Boston!
Who should apply to be part of the JTFGB?
Jewish teens who will be in grades 9-12 in fall of 2016 who are interested in philanthropy, leadership, and helping to transform the world around them should apply!
What’s the commitment like?
Generally, each teen board will meet monthly for three hours on a Sunday evening. There will also be an all-day kick-off retreat in the fall, and a closing celebratory dinner in the spring. Board members are also expected to attend site visits at the semifinalist nonprofit organizations. These site visits take place on weekday afternoons in the spring. Full engagement in every session is a requirement of the program, and there may be minimal work required in between (1-2 hours a month). Upon acceptance to the program, teens will receive a calendar of events and meetings for the year.
Where will the programs be held?
As the JTFGB includes sites at Hebrew College and at Gann Academy, one board will be based at each site. The kick-off will be at Gann, and the closing dinner at Hebrew College. The two Foundation Boards will run parallel programs at their respective sites.
Have more questions? Read our FAQs!
Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.