Seen this Teen?
Each month Areyvut will bring you the story of an ordinary teenager doing extraordinary things. Their stories are inspiring, their actions are great and their commitment is unparalleled.
Zoe is a 13 year old, 8th grade student at The Sagemont School. She lives in Davie, FL with her family. In 2011 Zoe and her friend, Jeannie Jacobs realized they made a great team!
"We were two seventh graders who wanted to help a charity as part of our Bat Mitzvah projects. We decided to visit the Lighthouse of Broward County, an organization which provides services to persons who are blind or visually impaired. There we met lots of special children who were extraordinary, each in their own way. We could "clearly see" that the Lighthouse was a safe place for these kids, providing all the tools they needed to succeed in their lives. In addition to spending time at the Lighthouse, we also visited local businesses in our community to make a coupon book. All of the proceeds from the sale of the books went directly to the Lighthouse of Broward."
At a Glance
School: The Sagemont School
Hometown: Davie, FL
Year of mitzvah project: 2011 - 2012
Mitzvah project: Raised $1,000 for Lighthouse of Broward County and volunteered 50+ hours
Best thing about giving back to the community: "I feel very fortunate to have good health and good eyesight and it is a blessing to be able to help others and give back to the community."
Do you know a teen who created an amazing Bar or Bat Mitzvah project?
Do you know a teen that is giving back and making a real impact in your community?
Do you know a teen that is ready, willing and able to pitch in whenever needed?
Now is you chance to do something for them! Nominate a special teen in your life today to be an Areyvut Mitzvah Ambassador. Mitzvah Ambassadors will speak with children and teenagers about the programs and projects they have been involved with in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same. Each Mitzvah Ambassador will be featured on the Areyvut website as well as our e-Newsletter.
Email your nominee's story to firstname.lastname@example.org.