PeerCorps High is for 9th- 12th graders who are passionate about creating a better world through service, social justice, and Jewish leadership. PeerCorps High will consist of a minimum of two programs per month: 1 learning and service session and 1 volunteer opportunity. The PeerCorps cohort will run October 2023 - May 2024.
This year, each learning session will run for 3 hours. The first hour and a half will be learning and the second hour and a half will be service. The additional volunteer opportunity will be communicated at the start of the cohort. Please see the mandatory learning and service session dates below. (If there is a date that you cannot attend, please let us know in advance).
Once we receive your application, a 20 minute interview will be scheduled with each teen applicant prior to acceptance into the PeerCorps program. After completion of the PeerCorps high cohort, each participant will receive a community service certificate. (All volunteer hours count towards volunteer hours if needed for school and the City Director can sign off on those hours regularly).
PeerCorps High Elu V’ Elu learning sessions 2023-2024 (with sample topics)
Sunday, October 22: Welcome to PeerCorps High! Tikkun Olam and building our foundation/ supporting the National Jewish Day of Service!
Sunday, November 19: Food Access and Equity. What does Mitzvah have to do with it?
Sunday, December 10: Hanukkah Celebration and our Roots as Jewish Leaders
Sunday, January 21: MLK Weekend - Racial Justice and our Jewish Narrative
Sunday, February 11: Black History Month as we build on Racial Justice and our Jewish Narrative, and work with Incarcerated Youth
Sunday, March 17: Purim and Women’s Rights - How are they connected?
Sunday, April 7: Climate Change and Earth Day - Shomrei Adamah - our Jewish Responsibility to our Planet
Sunday, May 19: End of Year Culmination Ceremony
*All dates and topics are subject to change based on circumstances and make up dates may be scheduled as needed*
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