Youth Stand Up for Justice Application-Educators

Thank you for applying to the Workmen’s Circle’s Youth Stand Up for Justice activist program.
Please note that this application must be submitted by Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 5:00pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Youth Stand Up for Justice is a year-long social justice learning and teaching program inviting college students (“Educators”) to conceive of social justice in new ways and to work with post b’nei mitsve Jewish teens to make their activism come alive. 

Educators begin with two 1/2-day training over the summer. This experience of working and exploring together in New York City will help Educators develop the content knowledge, skills and self-confidence they need to succeed in helping groups of teens understand social justice activism through a cultural Jewish lens. Core content includes Jewish social justice, labor movement organizing, social action curriculum, and effectively teaching teens.

Over the summer (2017) and the school year (2017-2018), Educators will work with teens in Jewish summer camps, Hebrew schools, and/or youth groups to develop and expand their concepts of social justice activism and to help the teens plan effectively for social justice in their communities. Individualized support is available through connection with the Workmen’s Circle Social Justice department. 

Educators will receive a $150 per session and $300 for the training. This unique Jewish experience is offered by the Workmen’s Circle and participating camps, schools, and youth groups.

EDUCATOR COMMITMENTS:
Participate in a full year of programming including:
-two 1/2-day Educator training over the summer 
          June 14 and June 21 from 5:30pm-9pm
-Teaching visits: 4+ per year at a designated site with Jewish teens
-Participate in regular check-in calls
-Participate in all program-related evaluation activities

 The Workmen’s Circle is looking for Educators (age 18-21) who are:
Progressive: open-minded and willing to be challenged
Curious: interested in learning more about their Jewish culture and about Jewish teens
Role Models: able to lead their teen groups and motivated to learn from peers
Committed: to the full program and willing to invest their best selves
Critical Thinkers: willing and able to look at people, places, and themselves from multiple perspectives.

Teens Stand Up For Justice-College

  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 18.
  • Please answer the following questions.

  • the purpose is to see how the educator would connect Jewish culture and tradition to social justice activism in the program

As part of your application, please include a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, professor, rabbi, or other professional who can speak to your skills, experience, and character. It must be e-mailed to info@circle.org or mailed to: The Workmen’s Circle, 247 West 37th Street, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10018 (Attention: Rena Schuman Stoler) by the application deadline.
We look forward to reading your application! Expect to hear back from us within a week of your submission. You can email any questions/concerns to rstoler@circle.org.