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. If interested in applying, contact Dina Shuster, 516.762.5833, shusterd@ujafedny.org to receive a copy of the application. Applications are due by Friday, September 14, priority is given to early applicants.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.

DECISION TIME: WHICH COLLEGE + HOW TO WOW THEM
Grade: 12 and their families
Thursday, September 13, 7pm

JUMP START COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
Grades: 9-11 and their families
Tuesday, November 13, 7pm

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 11, 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
Applications available on Thursday, September 6! Visit our website for more information on positions and meeting dates.

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
Learn More

 

 
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.

PUERTO RICO
Go on an adventure with us during February break 2019 to Puerto Rico. Give back to the  community through volunteer projects, see the sights, immerse yourself in the culture and travel with friends old and new! Registration opens Wednesday, October 3.

 
Events

TEEN FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Grades: 9-12
Are you ready for some football? Bring your tips, projections and sleepers to our new Teen Fantasy Football League! Build your team and win some great prizes. All proceeds raised benefit teen fitness programming. Don’t miss our draft on Sunday, August 26 to make your picks using ESPN’s Fantasy Football App! Advanced registration required by Wednesday, August 22.
$36 / members $18
Register

HANDLING ANY TOUGH SITUATION (HATS)
HATS is a group for teenagers and their daily struggles. It offers a safe space to share secrets with others undergoing similar challenges. Meetings will be held once a month centered around different struggles including school stress, divorce, substance abuse, and friend drama. Suggestions for new topics for meetings are encouraged.
Thursday, November 8
7pm


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

TEEN COLOR RUN
Grades: 6–12
Run and get colorful at the JCC! Help raise funds for an important cause during this exciting 5K.
Sunday, November 11
11am-1pm

TEEN CYCLE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
Grades: 9–12
Cycle for special needs with us! Help raise funds for an important cause during this exciting cycle class.
Wednesday, December 12
5:30-7pm



Looking for more information about our programs?

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

 

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