At the J we believe that leadership can take many shapes and levels of commitment. For some teens it can mean being part of a group that brainstorms fundraising ideas while for others it means being the person who orchestrates discussions or contacts friends to participate in programs. No matter which role one plays, there is always the feeling of gratification that comes from making a difference in the world, and if you can help others while bonding with friends, that’s even better.
Teens as young as sixth grade can participate in our Middle School Leadership Council or the annual community J Serve day. By 7th grade you can become a TNT, helping out in our preschool, and by 9th grade the opportunities are endless. From our summer Machon camp program to our new Center for Teen Engagement (starting Fall 2016) to BBYO, Diller, TGI and TCI there are so many ways for you to grow as a leader in the Baltimore community.