Posted on May 12, 2011
I have often written about Jewish Teen Philanthropy and how these programs impact participants, teach leadership skills and enable participants to learn about community needs, etc. I have also provided educators leading these programs with ideas and resources to teach and engage their participants. Through a Google alert I came across this story and video about Binghamton University’s Philanthropy Incubator program. The program and course that the BU students did is very similar to the Jewish Teen Philanthropy Programs that Areyvut that and others in the field offer.
Last year at this time I wrote about a similar program at the University of Maryland. It seems like universities are now understanding the benefits of such a program. I hope that this development helps those in the field understand the import and impact of their work and attracts interest from foundations and individuals to support Jewish Teen Philanthropy Programs and grow the field.