The JCRC of SNJ Teens Advocating Together group presented on Friday, June 10 to the Camden County Superintendents. In attendance were 9 teens and 5 staff accompanying them. The teens, over the course of seven sessions, learned about leadership, civil discourse, working together to find common ground, legislation, and advocacy.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey launched this pilot program, Teens Advocating Together, in order to unite a multi-ethnic group of high school students with a main goal of engaging a diverse group of teens from different cultural backgrounds learning how to find common ground and work together toward a goal and advocate for a cause. Throughout the year, the students reflected on their own experiences and worked together to determine how best they can effect change in their communities and determined the most powerful way was to ask our local officials to implement a Diversity and Equity council in every Camden County public high school.
Teens Advocating Together has been a teen led initiative in which they assisted in developing the timeline, curriculum, and overall program that appealed to them. Congrats on a job well done! This program was generously funded through a grant through the Jewish Community Foundation Inc. (JCF).
Click here to view the presentation to the Camden County Superintendents.