Do you know a motivated and inspired Jewish teen who wants to make a difference in the community? If he or she is a high school junior or senior, the Satell Teen Fellowship program for Leadership and Social Activism may be a perfect fit.
This innovative program, now entering its eighth year, is a partnership between the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Satell Family Foundation.
The program presented an eye-opening opportunity for Tara, a 2012 Satell Fellow, who wrote, “All the persons of influence I met, all the places I visited and all the interesting workshops I participated in left me more and more inspired.” She hopes to some day be one of those persons of influence who speak to future fellows.
The fellowship helps prepare Jewish adolescents to become engaged citizens, developing the knowledge and skills they need to assume leadership roles and be of service to the community now and in the future.
Those who meet the criteria will:
• Engage in bi-monthly leadership programs to learn more about yourself and your community.
• Meet and discuss vital issues with political and civic leaders and prominent business professionals to better understand key issues and develop your voice.
• Participate in two powerful developmental trips to:
Washington, D.C., to meet with government leaders and learn how American culture, government and policies connect with Jewish values.
Israel, where Satell Teen Fellows explore the country, learn about current issues and meet Israeli teens who share their commitment to creating a more compassionate and caring world.
Application deadline for the 2013 class of Satell Fellows is Nov. 8. For an application and more information, call the Satell office at 215-832-0617 or visit: www.satellteenfellowship.org .