Archive for Category: "Teen"

Teens in the Office! Work-Study Offers Invaluable Glimpse of the Working World

Teens in the Office! Work-Study Offers Invaluable Glimpse of the Working World

How are teenagers supposed to choose their career if they have never even had any experience working? Some high school students are fortunate enough to be enrolled in a high school partnering with The Cristo Rey Network, an organization that aims to respond to that question. The Cristo Rey Network helps provide a college preparatory high school education for teenagers […]

Celebrating the Year of the Snake

Celebrating the Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year (also called the Spring Festival) is a major traditional holiday in China. It is also celebrated in parts of Southeast Asia, like Vietnam, where they call New Year’s Day “Tet”. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date; rather it takes place on the second new moon after the […]

A Darker Festival of Light As Teens Struggle To Process News From Sandy Hook Elementary

A Darker Festival of Light As Teens Struggle To Process News From Sandy Hook Elementary

As we stood around our new Club 18 bicycle Chanukiah, our middle schoolers quieted themselves when we announced that we wanted to address what had happened in Connecticut earlier that day.  The candle light glowed on everyone’s face as we asked if they’d heard about the school shooting involving children just a little younger than […]

Inclusiveness Key to Success of San Francisco Teen Outreach Program

Inclusiveness Key to Success of San Francisco Teen Outreach Program

The San Francisco Teen Outreach Program (SFTOP) is a program that creatively develops ways to engage high school students who do not otherwise consider themselves to be involved in a meaningful Jewish experience here in San Francisco. Since it kicked off in December 2010, the SFTOP has seen tremendous growth and is now supporting five burgeoning Jewish Culture […]