A good week for my JYCA alums- Jewish Youth for Community Action
September 17, 2016
Friends and Family
I want you to know about, and hopefully support, an organization that continues to inspire me about the future. Jewish Youth for Community Action is a small local progressive and activist group that supports strong moral values of diversity, earth stewardship, individual expression, disability awareness, and dialog about Israel and Palestine. My daughter Sara and son David are JYCA alumni and JYCA helped them discover their values and build both their skills and their confidence so that they could be effective in Tikkun Olam, healing the world . This amazing program gives high school students experience with facilitiation skills and effective meetings, leadership development, and an understanding of the work and opportunities of activism. Last year I joined tihe awesome multigenerational JYCA Board with other alumni parents, current parents, alumni,and current high school youth participants. Our new staff for the year come with incredible experience in social change and jewish youth education. Over its history, JYCA has sent over 250 activists into the world and their accomplishments are oversized. I want this important and special place to continue to turn out effective activists and leaders with strong jewish social and economic values. Please give a generous donation to support this work today. Thank you!
To support JYCA, please go to my website or the box below::
More information about JYCA and our effort follows:
Jewish Youth for Community Action is raising $40,000 by the end of the year. This Crowdrise campaign by passionate staff, Board members and community members has a goal of raising $20,000 of that total from new and long-time supporters, including you! Why are we fundraising? Because we love JYCA and the impact it's had on our lives and so many others. JYCA believes that youth have the power and the passion to create justice in the world right now. JYCA gives them the support and tools to use their voice to impact their community. JYCA believes that social justice is a core of our Jewish values, and central to our Jewish Identity. We create a loving and inclusive community where youth can challenge themselves and each other to face big issues and take action. We provide leadership training programs for high school age youth in community organizing through a lens of Jewish values. Youth participate in workshops on Active Listening, Communication, Adultism, Sexism, Racism, Campaign Development and Facilitation. We have amazing retreats where there is incredible bonding, learning, Shabbat time, nature hikes and beach runs. JYCA youth have an incredible impact on our world, starting projects and campaigns addressing poverty, sexual harassment, juvenile justice, environmental justice, and immigration. JYCA alumni have become leaders in communities across the country as organizers, teachers, working for progressive politicians and environmental justice campaigns and human rights organizations. However, in order to keep program fees affordable, JYCA needs donations. In fact, fundraising accounts for 2/3 of our budget each year.
Now I'm on the amazing multigenerational JYCA Board with alumni, alumni parents and current parents, and youth participants. Our new staff for the year come with incredible experience in social change and jewish youth education. I want this important and special place to continue to turn out effective activists and leaders with strong jewish social and economic values. Please give a generous donation to support this work today. Thank you!