By Sara Allen
In the challenging world of heated political rhetoric, gun violence, and #MeToo, examples abound of teens finding and using their voices. For organizations devoted to Jewish teen engagement, empowering teens to authentically shape their own experiences is an important way to increase relevancy and meaning for teens seeking to create change for themselves, and in the world around them.
Communities participating in the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative embrace the notion of putting teens in the drivers’ seat. They recognize while this approach may present some very real challenges, it can yield tremendously positive outcomes.