2014 H.O.P.E. Opening E-Mail for Parents
Posted on May 1, 2014
Cross posted on the Yeshivat Noam blog
The H.O.P.E. (Helping Organizations Provide Essentials) Jewish Teen Philanthropy program is now in its 5th year at Yeshivat Noam and is facilitated by Areyvut. H.O.P.E. is for a select group of 7th graders and is the only such program implemented by a day school in the tri-state area. The participants are part of a Teen Foundation and work as a Board, to develop a mission, learn about community needs and to ultimately determine where to allocate $2,000.
The H.O.P.E. participants have had two sessions so far. In the first session, participants learned about mission statements, budgets and had a brief introduction to the world and language of philanthropy. They used Values Clarification Cards to determine what type of social need they were interested in addressing. After a lively conversation, they ultimately decided on addressing issues in Healthcare. In the second session, they learned about RFP’s or Requests for Proposals and developed a list of questions to submit to agencies. They narrowed down a list of 11 possible healthcare related agencies to 4: Chai Lifeline, Project Sunshine, Sharsheret, and Shirat Devorah. The participants are looking forward to receiving RFPs from these agencies and reviewing them in the next session.
We look forward to a successful and rewarding program.