At Impact: DC at the University of Maryland, a short ride from the US Capitol, Jewish teens can stand up for what they believe in and make their voices heard! Want to learn more? Click here!
They learn how to be advocates, lead actual sessions with public officials, work directly with nonprofit organizations which focus on hunger, poverty and education and do hands-on service (and get community service hours!). Whether teens come to Impact: DC with a ton of political knowledge or none at all, it’s the perfect place to gain a better understanding of the various issues facing society and learn how to stand up for those in need. They’ll come home with the tools to advocate for the issues they truly care about, and they’ll have lifelong memories of visits to places like the White House, the US Capitol, the Holocaust and Smithsonian Museums, the national monuments, Georgetown and more!
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Dates and Location
|Dates:||July 12 – July 23, 2015|
|University of Maryland and the Greater Washington, DC Area
While living in the dorms at the University of Maryland, teens get a feel for Jewish life on campus by being involved with Hillel throughout the program. With the campus as home base for advocacy training, the teens go out into the greater Washington, DC area to put their skills to use – and have fun, too!
BBYO’s on Campus Summer Experiences are open to all Jewish teens – not just BBYO members! These programs are planned in partnership with another organization – either a university, a university Hillel or Summer Discovery – to provide the most college-like experience possible, while also including on Jewish values and learning in the mix.