September 10, 2019
AJC New England is inviting high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply to Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT), AJC’s unique and inspiring global leadership initiative. Those selected will be connected to AJC’s global advocacy network and gain leadership, advocacy, and community engagement skills that will serve them for years to come.
LFT is building the next generation of empowered Jewish advocates by equipping them to meet challenges that they may face in high school, college and beyond. Through discussion and interactive exercises, LFT provides an exciting, fast-paced environment that offers students the opportunity to explore their Jewish identity and the training to defend democratic values, counter antisemitism and constructively address ill-informed criticisms of Israel. Topics covered range from learning to respond to acts of antisemitism to understanding Israeli history, the politics of campus life and strategies for coalition-building and effective diplomacy. Students gain an understanding of issues impacting world Jewry today and develop a skillset that enables them to be thoughtful and effective advocates.
Now operating in 12 cities/metropolitan areas in the U.S., LFT has an extensive and growing alumni base. Over the course of seven high-level, participatory training sessions, LFT participants will build friendships with peers locally and from around the country. When they complete the program, they will become part of a nationwide group of young leaders who serve as positive change agents in their communities, high schools and college campuses. Testimonials and a short video about the LFT program are available at: www.ajc.org/lft .
Admission to this program is highly competitive and will be limited to 25-30 high school students. To be considered, please fill out the application by October 13 to ensure a spot. Monthly sessions will begin on Nov. 3, 2019.
For more information, please contact Eva Jungreis, AJC New England’s Young Leadership Associate, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (617) 457-8700.