Source: YouthCon 2012
The Second-Annual NCSY Convention on Informal Jewish Education – YouthCon returns on August 19, 2012 to the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut. A year ago, YouthCon drew an audience of 600 professionals and volunteers representing 150 organizations.
This year the program focuses on five areas:
- Digital Media
- Social Action
- Organizational Management
- On the Front Lines: Best Synagogue Youth Practices.
There will be a special panel about the future of Jewish education with Richard Joel, President of Yeshiva University; Ruth W. Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS); and Rabbi Shimon Waronker, Headmaster of The New American Academy who was profiled in The New York Times for his innovative approaches.
YouthCon will also have a Service Center featuring one-on-one mentoring in Facebook and Twitter management; resumé writing; inclusion programming for those with disabilities; and anti-bullying strategizing.
Registration is currently underway on the YouthCon website.