J-SERVE 2017 TOOK PLACE APRIL 2, 2017
J-Teen Leadership participates in J-SERVE: the International Day of Jewish Youth Service, in partnership with BBYO. J-SERVE is an annual day held during April to coincide with Good Deeds Day. At J-SERVE, Jewish teens around the world create projects to serve their home communities.
J-Teen Leadership has taken the lead role since 2008, coordinating a Westchester Teen Planning Committee, comprised of teens from the J-Teen Leadership Circle and other Westchester teens nominated by their synagogues or youth groups to plan the project.
J-SERVE 2017's theme was Break the Barrier: Supporting Mental Health Awareness. Teens explored different facets of mental health and facilitated activities that helped build a mental wellness toolkit and learned how to recognize and alleviate pressures of mental health challenges.
J-SERVE 2016's theme was Wealth of Health. Teens created and led an interactive health and wellness fair and carnival for children and families in Yonkers, promoting healthy lifestyles and nutrition. Previous years' themes have included literacy, Hurricane Sandy, the environment and special needs populations.
J-Teen Leadership is grateful for a generous grant received from BBYO.