BJE Teen Service Corps "sold out"

BJE Teen Service Corps "sold out" its two week-long summer day camps that will engage 63 teens in community service and service learning centered on the theme, "Hunger and Poverty".  Campers volunteer their service and explore the many ways LA based organizations work to address these issues, followed by reflection activities led by Teen Service Corps educators. 

Reflections can take the form of a group discussion, simulation game or art project that offers the teens an opportunity to express their thinking and emotions about what transpired during the day.  Session 1 campers, hosted by Sinai Temple, volunteered June 20-24 with Habitat for Humanity, Hope of the Valley, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, National Council of Jewish Women and Worthy of Love.  Session 2, hosted by Valley Beth Shalom, runs August 1-5.  Participants in 7-9th grade earn 12 hours of community service credit and 10th grade CITs earn 15 hours per session, learning, reflecting and making a difference.