NEW: Mitzvah Corps Atlanta
Spend 14 days as a junior counselor at Camp Best Friends
- Live in the dorms at Georgia Tech University
- Earn 100 service hours
- July 8 - July 22, 2018
- Apply now (limited availability!)
NFTY-SAR, NFTY-STR, Camp Jenny and Camp Coleman have come together to offer this new program for current 10th and 11th graders. The City of Atlanta runs Camp Best Friends, a highly subsidized summer program for children who would otherwise lack direction, and sustenance, while school is out for the summer. Participants will spend 14 days volunteering as junior counselors at Camp Best Friends, while living in the dorms at Georgia Tech University.
This program is inspired in part by the relationship that NFTY-SAR and NFTY-STR have built over many years with the City of Atlanta in running Camp Jenny. As participants do volunteer work, listen to guest speakers, and learn about issues of race and access to education, they will build meaningful relationships with one another and their global peers, understand the complexities and challenges facing various communities, take action on issues they care about, and embrace the ways that Judaism empowers them to enact real change.