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The Journal of Youth Engagement is a forum of ideas and dialogue on Inspired Engagement. Join the conversation by submitting your article on the strategies and methodologies you are experimenting with to engage youth in your community.

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Revolutionary: A Recipe for Delivering What Teens Want
Abby Backer
Beth Emet the Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL

Teens in Evanston recently hosted a program for their non-Jewish peers about gender and sexuality that has generated buzz at school, home, and the synagogue. How did they reach a wide audience? And what are they going to do next? Read more>

Graduating Seniors: Let Them Talk, and You Might Like What You Hear
Neil Platt
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Woodlands, Woodlands, TX

As we head into summer, one congregation reflects on how we honor graduating seniors, and the thinking behind why they do what they do. Read More>


Partners in Success
Alex Rogers
Camp Newman, San Rafael, CA

It's easy to "talk the talk" when it comes to creating successful partnerships. But Camp Newman wanted to truly build and sustain meaningful partnerships with local congregations. Here's how they did it, and what you can learn from their experiment. Read more>


Join the conversation and access these resources in the Youth Engagement group in the Tent.
Youth Engagement Around the Web
Jewish Teen Philanthropy: What’s the Long-Term Impact?
The Jewish Teen Funders Network recently published a study highlighting the lifelong impact of Jewish teen philanthropy programs.

9 Jewish Education Lessons from the Field
The settings are varied but the goal is the same. Our purpose as Jewish educators is to connect, empower, and partner. Here are 9 lessons from the field to help you in your work.

New! Inclusion Training Guide for Jewish Summer Camps
As you head off to camp and on summer travel programs with your teens, be sure to reference the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Inclusion Training Guide for Jewish Summer Camps, a new resource for educators that will help you feel more confident in your work with children with disabilities.

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