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!

 
Volunteer

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

TEEN VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION
Teen based community service program fee are applicable to training, program expenses and professional staff.
$54 per year / $20 per program

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 minimum of one day per week. Earn two hours of service per day.
Register

RACHAMIM TEENS
This exciting series of volunteer opportunities allows teens to explore different causes in the local NYC metro area and volunteer in a hands-on way. Register for all programs in the series or choose individual programs that meet your needs.

VACATION DAY PROGRAMS
Volunteer with children during your winter break as they come to the JCC for swimming, games and other fun activities! Opportunities available in February and April. For more information, contact Joey Falk, Teen Program Supervisor, 516-484-1545 ext. 179, jfalk@sjjcc.org.

FIGHT FIRE WITH COOKIES
Enjoy a day of baking cookies and writing thank you notes to our local fire stations.
Sunday, March 11
1-3pm

BUBBLE BREAKS
Create homemade bubble blowing kits for a family shelter.
Sunday, May 13
1-3pm

 
Learn

SIX-WEEK REGENTS REVIEW COURSES
Grades: 8-12
90-minute classes for 6 weeks leading up to the June exams. Small classes and intensive preparation with top New York State licensed teachers. Students should bring the latest (red) Barron’s Regents Review book, paper and pencil to class.

CLASS OFFERINGS + SCHEDULE

Member registration begins Monday, March 5, 9am
Open registration begins Monday, March 12, 9am
$445 / members $400 per class
Register

Early Bird: Register by Monday, March 26 for a $25 discount.
Register for more than 2 classes and receive a $25 voucher for all JCC programs (excludes 6 Week and One Shot Regents Review Courses)


AP REVIEW
4 hour intensive courses ahead of the May tests. Classes will have a minimum of four students to run.

CLASS OFFERINGS

Member registration begins Monday, March 5, 9am
Open registration begins Monday, March 12, 9am
$180 / members $135 per class
Register


SAT TEST PREP COURSES

Prepare for the SAT test with our prep courses taught by New York State licensed teachers. In our small class, students will receive 21 hours of intensive instruction to head into the Saturday, May 5 test feeling confident with the skills and strategies they’ve learned. Included in the fee is the College Board Official SAT Study Guide book.

8 sessions
Begins Sunday, March 4
2-5pm
$950 / members $850
Register


REGENTS ONE SHOT COURSES
These intensive 4-hour courses will help you prepare to ace your Regents! Course schedules will be available in May.
$180 / members $135


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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Lead

ISRAELI SCOUTS ATID
Grades: 8-11
The first-ever English track of the Israeli Scouts is launching this fall and we need you! Commit to the year-long training where you’ll gain leadership, team building and mentoring skills. Recruiting is open, sign up today.
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PROJECT WITNESS
UJA-Federation of New York presents Project Witness, an intergenerational program that connects high school students and Holocaust survivors together in a meaningful way.

Holocaust survivors share their stories of strength and resilience and perpetuate their legacies while students are inspired by what they hear and learn. This program will instill the memory of the Holocaust in the students’ minds and will create a generation of new witnesses. Ultimately, the students will serve as ambassadors and impart their experiences to the next generation.  The students will learn firsthand about the Holocaust, create close relationships with survivors and ultimately express what they have learned through an art form of their choice (i.e. photography, poetry, video, artwork, music, etc).

Project Witness will culminate with an exhibit of the students’ art projects at the Witness Theatre performance on Tuesday, April 17 at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.   Students who participate in Project Witness will receive special recognition at the Witness Theatre performance. Witness Theatre is a dramatic performance of Holocaust Survivors’ stories that are portrayed by high school students.

All meetings will be held at Sid Jacobson JCC on Thursdays from 6-8pm.  Dinner will be provided. Community service letters will be provided. For more information, please call Sherri Candel at 516.762.5896.

Meeting Schedule
Thursday, March 1
Thursday, March 15
Thursday, April 12
Tuesday, April 17 – Witness Theater Performance/Project Witness Presentation at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center

 
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.

 
Play

COMPETE FOR A CAUSE
Grades: 9-12
Compete alongside your friends as we raise money for a worthy cause. Keep an eye out for more information.

TEEN COLOR RUN
Grades: 6-12
Have fun while giving back as we raise funds for an important community cause during the event. Date coming this spring.



Looking for more information about our programs?

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

 

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