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Teen Philanthropy


You are invited to join with Tallahassee’s Jewish teenagers this semester in grades 9-12 for the 2019 year of the student directed Teen Philanthropy Initiative / Teen Leadership Board sponsored by the Tallahassee Jewish Federation.
How to Apply: Fill out the attached application forms ( 2019 Teen Board Application Form and  2019 Teen Board Application Addendum) and bring them to the meeting with a donation check for $100 (check made payable to Tallahassee Jewish Federation). Please contact one of us confidentially if needed. No one is excluded from participating.

Why Join Us?

  • Direct a student led philanthropy
  • Review grant applications
  • Make site visits and interviews
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Make new friends
  • Strengthen your Jewish identity
  • Earn community service hours
  • Meets during the school year only
For the last eleven years, the Teen Leadership Board has awarded grants of over $100,000 both locally and in Israel. If you’d like to read about last year’s teen board, click here.
Now, it’s your turn to make a difference!
#TikunOlum – Improve the world

We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting. Any questions? Please contact us.

This Initiative, like many similar Federation programs emerging around the country to strengthen teen identification with their Jewish heritage, will empower participating teens to:

  • Run their own foundation
  • Use Jewish values to respond to community needs in Tallahassee and beyond
  • Earn community service hours
  • Develop skills that will last a lifetime

We encourage eligible teens to sign up for this terrific opportunity to help build their local community and beyond.l

Thanks again to the Teen Board members for doing such a terrific job again this year!   You’ve made a big difference in peoples’ lives, both here and in Israel.   Congrats to the parents as well for raising such terrific young men and women!

Applications are accepted annually.