2022 was a year of innovation and growth for the AJC Alexander Young Leadership Department.
High School Affairs
Jewish high school students are not just future leaders, but today’s leaders. Through education and advocacy programs, High School Affairs works to empower teens to speak up for Israel and the Jewish people and speak out against growing antisemitism and bigotry.
In 2022, nearly 300 high school students from 17 cities attended 100+ LFT sessions.
More than 160 high schools are represented in this year’s LFT cohort.
Nearly a dozen outside organizations participated in trainings with our High School Affairs department on Jewish Identity, rising of antisemitism, Israel Advocacy and college readiness.
Over 1,900 students have participated in the LFT program since its founding.
The largest LFT alumni populations are represented at the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University.
AJC’s Campus Affairs department supports Jewish students and their allies by bringing AJC’s global approach to Jewish advocacy to colleges and universities to facilitate lasting coalitions, implement effective advocacy and messaging, and craft meaningful educational experiences.
17 impressive college studentsfrom 15 campuses across the country participated in AJC’s Goldman Fellowship and 3 additional student leaders participated in other internships across the agency. These changemakers worked closely with American Jewish Committee (AJC) mentors to learn about advocacy and program development.
In 2022 the Campus Global Board launched with 20 students representing 19 campuses across the United States and internationally.
In 2022 Campus Affairs conducted over 30 programs on different campuses and with various groups across the country.
Campus Affairs brought over 100 students to AJC Global Forum representing more than 25 countries and nearly 75 universities.
AJC Campus Affairs worked closely with AJC’s new Director of Academic Affairs to ensure that university administrators are paying attention to Jewish student’s concerns.
Over 120 ACCESS programs in 16 cities around the globe, which led to over 300 Marshall Society Members, those who contributed $625 or more to AJC’s 2022 Campaign and allowed us to reach over 2,800 young professionals - more than double what we were able to reach in 2021.
Last year, ACCESS welcomed 44 new fellows in 4 regions to the ACCESS Leadership Fellowship (ALEF) and more than 60 fellows for other ACCESS incubators and cohorts.
60 ACCESS leaders traveled to 5 countries with AJC spanning from Japan to the United Arab Emirates.
ACCESS launched a new initiative to reach early career professionals looking to engage in global Jewish advocacy in 2022 with nearly 100 new ACCESS leaders attending the inaugural event in New York City.