J-Teen Leadership empowers teens to work together for tremendous philanthropic impact. The J-Teen Leadership Duffle Bag Project is a teen-led philanthropic effort to collect supplies and donations in advance of each service trip. Teens reach out to family, friends and synagogue communities to collect needed supplies.
Additional fundraising efforts are often inspired by the problems encountered on each mission as well as in local service projects. Experiential learning brings with it the motivation to want to help alleviate societal problems. The connection of these actions to Jewish values makes it an opportunity to build a stronger commitment to our tradition.
Over the past eleven years J-Teen Leadership Philanthropy has resulted in raising over $100,000 in contributions and 50,000 pounds of supplies to people throughout the United States, Cuba and Haiti.