New York Teen Initiative: Immersive Summer Experiences Incubator Call for Second Cohort


Source: Jewish Education Project


Do you have a dream for a new and innovative summer program for Jewish teens? Join us in creating fresh and original programs that will engage more teens in Jewish life. As part of the New York Teen Initiative - a multi-pronged effort to increase the number and diversity of New York teens participating in Jewish summer experiences - The Jewish Education Project is beginning a second Incubator to help organizations develop creative programs that engage Jewish teens during the summer. The New York Teen Initiative is jointly funded by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation. The Jewish Education Project serves as the lead operator of this initiative. We are recruiting organizations to participate in the second cohort of the Incubator, with the goal of seeding eight new experiences for summer 2017.

For the pilot summer and years funded through this Initiative, the target audience must be high school aged residents of NYC's five boroughs, Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties) and Westchester County.

The Incubator will provide financial support, coaching, workshops, and a supportive peer environment in which to develop new ideas. Additionally, through a separate process, incubator programs will receive scholarship funds from UJA-Federation of New York to be allocated to eligible teens to participate in the new experiences, with the goal of making Jewish summer experiences an affordable option for low- and middle-income families.

Letters of Intent are due on October 19, 2015.

Get more information here.

Updated: Oct. 14, 2015