Federation’s Teen Philanthropy Fuels Next Generation of Givers

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Federation’s Teen Philanthropy Fuels Next Generation of Givers

Federation’s Jteen Philanthropy program is featured in online publication, Sentinel. Jewish teen Philanthropy (Jteen) is a leadership program where a group of 38 teenagers from the Greater Washington area collaborate, debate and allocate $27,360 of grant money to local, national, and international organizations. Jteen Board Members learn about tzedakah(charity) and philanthropy, and work with mentors and non-profit leaders to make decisions about the funding of different projects.

Leading the program is Federation’s Jewish Teen Engagement and Philanthropy Associate, Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath. She says the mission of Jteen Philanthropy is to strengthen leadership skills through acts of giving so they can say with confidence “‘I can make a contribution.’ We want to show them what it really means to engage in philanthropy.”

http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/newsx/local/item/4460-teen-philanthropy-fuels-next-generation-of-givers