2021 was a year of innovation and growth for the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Alexander Young Leadership Department.
The LFT program helps high school students to develop strong, confident Jewish identities so they can stand up for Israel and against antisemitism.
In 2021, nearly 250 high school students from 12 cities and over 50 high schools attended 100+ LFT sessions.
Over 1,200 students have participated in the LFT program since its founding.
In 2021, 17 impressive college students participated in AJC’s Goldman Fellowship. These changemakers worked closely with AJC mentors to learn about advocacy and program development.
Campus Affairs held over 25 programs on more than a dozen college campuses, including Ready to Lead, an LFT continuation series focused on-campus advocacy and leadership skills.
AJC's young professional division empowers Jewish leaders to advocate on behalf of critical domestic and global issues facing the Jewish community.
2021 saw over 100 ACCESS programs in 15 cities, which led to 300 Marshall Society Members, those who contributed $625 or more to AJC’s 2021 Campaign and allowed us to reach over 1,000 young professionals.
Last year, ACCESS welcomed 48 new fellows in 6 regions to the ACCESS Leadership Fellowship (ALEF) and more than 50 fellows for other ACCESS incubators and cohorts.
In 2021, AJC launched the incubator and received over 60 applications from across the country. Our selection committee chose 5 winners, who each received $10,000 to execute their innovative ideas.
AJC held dozens of trainings for young people on how to address antisemitism online, including an interactive workshop with 200+ young leaders.
AJC continues to grow its social media reach on platforms like Instagram. This effort to reach young leaders where they are has led to 50+ educational posts and hundreds of real-time updates on AJC content areas reaching around 650,000 people.