The Jewish Education Project has announced the second cohort of the Generation Now Fellowship, the first comprehensive fellowship to provide professional growth and leadership development for senior educators in the field of Jewish teen education/engagement.
Following a highly selective application process, the second cohort of 20 fellows includes veteran educators from across the country. These individuals represent 17 national organizations, regional affiliates, and local organizations that, collectively, impact the lives of tens of thousands of teens from diverse Jewish backgrounds. Organizations represented include USCJ/USY, BBYO, Keshet, Diller Teen Initiatives, and several local JCCs and Federations.
With the backing of a $2.1 million grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation and in partnership with the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative, the Generation Now Fellowship seeks to strengthen the field of teen engagement by investing in those professionals most likely to influence educational change and leadership in the teen landscape.
“This extraordinarily talented cohort marks a unique convergence of leaders and influencers who have dedicated their careers to Jewish teen engagement,” said Andrea Hendler, Director of the Generation Now Fellowship for The Jewish Education Project. “The Jewish Education Project is deeply honored and excited to provide a world-class experience befitting these leaders’ commitment to the field and passion for continued professional growth.”
Over the course of 18 months, Fellows will convene in-person several times, building their professional and leadership skills, as well as expanding their Jewish educational thinking in particular around a new outcomes-driven approach to teen engagement. In addition, Fellows will benefit from extensive personal coaching and top-of-the-line leadership and professional development experiences, including:
- A week-long seminar in Israel
- An experiential “intensive” in creativity, leadership, and innovation at Disney Institute
- Personalized coaching, professional development, and/or Jewish learning experiences for professional growth
Click the image above to meet the next 20 Generation Now Fellows.