Buslik/Levy Teen Services Center

Sid Jacobson JCC is 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!

Why should you get involved at the JCC?

“The JCC became a second home to me and a place for me to grow and flourish. It allowed me to develop a new sense of responsibility, commitment and dedication over the past five years. This is something that will stay with me forever. The JCC afforded me the unique opportunity to become a part of the special needs community through volunteerism and opened my eyes to a world I might have never really been aware of. My working experiences have now become a passion for me which I plan to continue in my college career and adult life. Most importantly, I cherish the relationships and friendships developed while working with my students and peers over the past several years. Simply put, the JCC has allowed me to become a better person.” – Max E., 17


Making a Difference Through Volunteering!

You can have an extraordinary impact on the life of another person by building relationships through JCC programs. Make volunteering part of your routine!

NEW Teen Volunteer Registration
In order to provide the best experience for teens in our community, you will be able to participate in our volunteer programs at no additional cost. Participating programs include: After-School Volunteering, Mentoring and Rachamim Teens.
$54 per year or $20 per program


After-School Volunteering
Grades: 9–12
Volunteer after school with students in grades K–5 from February–June 2017. Programs are located at our East Hills campus and in the Herricks and Port Washington school districts. Must commit to minimum of one day per week. Earn two hours of service per day. Space is limited.
February–June 2017

Dance and Drama with Children
Grades: 9–12
Volunteer with children in grades K–2 to help prepare their spring performance. Great opportunities for creative teens to assist, choreograph, build sets and do costume design! Space is limited.
September 2016–April 2017

Grades: 10–12
Volunteer your time to enhance the future of a child by helping with homework, listening to their needs, playing games and spending time together. This program requires an application process and is a two-day, four-hour a week commitment. Space is limited.
February–June 2017

Volunteer in the Special Needs Department
Grades: 10–12
Volunteer with the Special Needs Department and work with children, teens and young adults with special needs. Volunteer opportunities after school and on the weekends.

Looking for individual days to volunteer? Join other teens to volunteer on vacation days and Sundays. A great way to experience new projects, learn about important causes that affect our community, give back and earn community service hours!



RAVE FOR RAVE: Teens Cycle for Special Needs
Join us at a cycle event where all proceeds benefit the JCC’s Sunday RAVE Program, a recreation and socialization program designed for those with autism and other special needs at a moderate functioning level.

Grades: 8-12
At Sid Jacobson JCC
Tuesday, May 16
Refreshments to follow


Special Leadership Programs

Jewish Teen Foundation
Grades: 9–12
Learn what it means to sit on a board of directors of your own foundation. Learn about non-profit organizations and charitable initiatives both globally and within our community, gain philanthropic knowledge and skills and help contribute to important causes. Earn 15 hours of community service from November 2016–May 2017.

Grades: 11–12
Have a passion for working with students with special needs? Work within the Special Needs department after school or over the weekend, and attend a course at LIU Post to learn how to work with this population and earn college credit. Earn $10/hour for up to 4 hours/week.
October 2016–May 2017

Grades: 11–12
Become a peer mentor for a teen or young adult with special needs. Volunteer once a week to help teach your buddy basic skills to enter the work force in this vocational program. Earn two hours of service per week.
October 2016–May 2017


See the World With The JCC As Your Guide!

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. Register soon so you don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities!



Reach Your True Potential At The JCC

Sid Jacobson JCC is the place for all of your pre-college needs! Whether you are looking for review classes for SAT/ACT/PSAT or SAT II Subject tests, college counselors, college prep workshops, or access to college admissions counselors – we have what you are looking for!

College Preparation Classes
In partnership with Method Test Prep and Your College Navigator, LLC.
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College Admissions Series
Grades: 9–12
Meet with college admissions expert Michael Binder of Your College Navigator in small group and one-on-one settings. Attend seminars on college admissions and the application process.

In partnership with Method Test Prep and Your College Navigator, LLC.
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Regents, SAT II + AP Review 
Grades: 8–12
Small classes provide intense preparation from New York State licensed teachers.

Six Week Regents Review class schedule
AP Review class schedule
One Shot Regents Review class schedule

Looking for more information about our programs?

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


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