1) Who is eligible?
We seek a diverse group of participants to be a part of this program. Any student who identifies as Jewish and is in grades 9-12 in September 2019 is eligible to be a part of the Teen Giving Project. Past or current Jewish involvement is NOT a prerequisite for participation. Teens must also live in one of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's five counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia.
2) Am I required to attend all sessions?
Yes, all participants are expected to be present at all of the meetings. A list of program dates is below. If you have an extenuating circumstance which will prevent you from attending all meetings please contact Trisha Swed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) When does the Teen Giving Project Meet?
First year participants and second year participants will be meeting on different dates. To see the program dates please click here. If you are applying to be a Peer Educator you will be responsible for attending all meeting dates of one group. Members of the Seniors group will meet 4 times a year when most convient for the cohort.
4) I applied for the program. How long until I hear about an interview?
All applications will be processed and candidates will be invited to interview within five business days of the application receiving the application. Interviews will take place at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia located at 2100 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19103.
5) When will I know if I am accepted into the program?
All applicants will be notified within 5 business days of their interview if they have been accepted into the program.
6) If I was nominated by someone in my community or family, does that mean I am automatically accepted into the program?
While being nominated is a big honor, it does not guarantee your acceptance into the program. All applicants must follow the same formal application and interview process.
7) Is there a cost for this program?
Yes, there is a $360 fee for the program. However, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will provide financial assistance to teens whose families demonstrate financial need.
8) Where will meetings take place?
While meeting locations are still being determined, we work with local organizations and meet throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Transportation to the meetings is the responsibility of the participant.