Buslik/Levy Teen Services Center

The place to be for teens!

We are the place for teens to volunteer, learn, lead, travel and play. Whether you’re in middle school or high school, we have a program that will meet all of your academic and social needs. The JCC offers college and Regents preparation, service projects, leadership opportunities and the chance to make lifelong connections.

Learn how the JCC impacts teens' lives everyday!

Amazing things happen with teens at the JCC! Last year, over 1,000 teens from 12 area high schools participated in our programs through volunteer, leadership, recreational, travel, summer and academic programs. Teens at the JCC earn on average 42 volunteer hours annually through community service programs, and raise $15,000 for causes important to them through philanthropic initiatives and special events. The JCC provides teens opportunities to flourish beyond their high school years. In the 2013-2014 school year, teens were awarded $10,000 in merit-based scholarships to their institutions of high education. Additionally, teens that are involved in leadership programs at the JCC continue to build these skills in college through Hillel, Greek life, Student clubs and associations and more. Let the JCC having a lasting impact on your life. Contact us today!

Connecting with our community

What better way to connect with the community than at the JCC? As a teen volunteer you help support families (children and eldercare), improve education (tutoring and literacy), support youth (after-school programs and mentoring), beautify the community (beach and park cleanups) and help vulnerable populations (those who are hungry and sick).

Contact the JCC today to see how you can make a difference while earning community service hours!

 
Giving Back

Make volunteering part of your routine!

AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENTS
Grades: 9-12
Work with children in grades K-5. Programs are located at SJJCC and in the Herricks and Port Washington school districts. Must commit to a minimum of one day per week. Earn two hours of service per day.
Register

VOLUNTEER WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS DEPARTMENT
Grades: 9–12
Volunteer with the Special Needs Department at SJJCC and work with children, teens, and young adults with a variety of special needs. Volunteer opportunities after school and on the weekends. Community service hours performed varies based on program.

VACATION DAY PROGRAMS
Volunteer with children during your week off from school as they come to SJJCC for swimming, games, and other fun activities!

MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVICE LEARNING SERIES (SLS)
Our new program will bring middle schoolers together to engage in meaningful community service trips and in-house opportunities. Funded by the Sheldon A. Sinnet BASICS Fund.
Begins in January 2019

UJA-FEDERATION’S WITNESS PROJECT
Grades: 9-12
This unique, intergenerational program brings Holocaust survivors and teens together – under the leadership of social workers – to develop a multi-media performance and arts exhibit based on the survivors’ Holocaust experiences. The survivors and students meet to form close bonds through various activities and discussions. The multi-media performance and arts exhibit serves as a creative platform for the survivors’ stories of resilience to be shared. There is no cost for the program, however fundraising for UJA’s Holocaust Services is encouraged. UJA-Federation’s The Witness Project is a collaborative effort between UJA-Federation of New York and Sid Jacobson JCC.
Meetings held twice a month
Thursday evenings
October-April

 
Academics

YOUR COLLEGE NAVIGATOR
College counselor Michael Binder offers support in applying and deciding on colleges for both teens and their families.

PARENT’S GUIDE TO COLLEGE ADMISSION A-Z
Tuesday, December 11, 7pm

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COLLEGE VISIT
Grade: 11 and their families
Thursday, January 10, 7pm


ACT PREP
Small classes and intensive preparation taught by New York State licensed teachers will help you get ready for the test! For more information, contact Joey Falk, jfalk@sjjcc.org.

 

 
Leadership

TEEN BOARD
Be a part of our second Executive or General Teen Board to help plan programming for fellow teens and build strong leadership skills

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Grades: 9-11

GENERAL BOARD
Grades: 9-12
Everyone is welcome to join.

STAND UP FOR ISRAEL
Grades: 9-12
Join us for an ongoing opportunity to learn about the Israeli and American alliance and learn what it means to be an advocate for something you believe in!


ISRAELI SCOUTS ATID
Grades: 8-11
ATID was developed as a dynamic and creative program to foster independent thinking in our children and working well within a group. Modeled after the wildly successful Israeli Scouts program, Atid is for English speakers. Teens mentor younger participants, foster lifelong friendships through a prism of fun programs and projects, giving back to the community, all the while learning about Jewish values and Israel.
Sundays, 4-6pm
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Travel

Please note: Registration is done on a first come, first served basis. Registration is only complete with completed and signed registration forms and a non-refundable deposit of $500. Space is limited to 15 participants for our travel experiences.

 
Events

CYCLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Grades: 9-12
Cycle for a cause as we raise funds to benefit scholarships for Summer Streeters Day Camp!
Wednesday, December 12
5:30-7pm
$36
Register

Interested in getting more involved and gaining invaluable leadership skills? Join our planning committees!



Looking for more information about our programs?

Joey Falk, Teen Program Supervisor, 516-484-1545 ext. 179, jfalk@sjjcc.org

 

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