In its first year, Federation’s Teen Engagement & Wellness Initiative positively impacted over 350 youth in our community through $240,000 of grant funding supporting 6 community programs. These meaningful programs range from mental wellness retreats to helping teens integrate on college campuses. This investment continues to make a significant difference in addressing critical challenges faced by our teens:
Engagement: Tackling the perpetual challenge of teens opting out of Jewish life during their tween and teen years.
Holistic Wellness Support: Recognizing the need for comprehensive wellness resources, we've provided mental health assistance and personal coaching to our local Jewish teen professionals. We want to ensure they can guide and support teens through a Jewish lens, addressing their well-being on multiple levels.