BENEFITING: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER ON THE PALISADES
EVENT DATE: May 02, 2014
The Teen Leadership Conference is an annual event held to educate and empower the local youth, planned in conjunction with the Jewish Community Center on the Palisades in Tenafly, New Jersey and the Bergen Family Center. Around 250 high school students from diverse backgrounds all over Bergen County and will gather to discuss major social justice issues in the community, especially for teenagers, and what action steps can be taken. This one day conference is a great opportunity to meet students from other schools in the area and tackle topics such as diversity, hunger, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and more.
The committee that plans and organizes the Teen Leadership Conference is comprised of high school students from across Bergen County with varied backgrounds. Committee members will not only strive to empower their peers, but will also go through a process of expanding their own understanding of being a leader, educate themselves on a wide range of issues, and participate in service learning endeavors.
Funds are needed to provide all students and chaperones with food, bring inspiring guest speakers, supply t-shirts, brochures, equipment, and other expenses which must be covered.