Hosted by Briana Holtzman, JTFN Director and Danielle Segal, JTFN Program Manager.
A bit about Jewish teen philanthropy:
Jewish teen philanthropy programs introduce teens to collective grantmaking. This group process is guided by Jewish values and provides teen philanthropists-in-training with opportunities to gain new leadership skills. JTFN believes that this early experience with strategic philanthropy will both strengthen their engagement with Jewish life and ensure their commitment to lifelong giving based on Jewish values.
Background to the Just Teens study:
This is a study of the Teen Foundations in our field, not including B’nai Tzedek (Individual Giving) programs.
50 teen foundations replied, which is 2/3 of the total teen foundations in our network.
The data was collected by sending out an online survey of questions to the program leaders in our network. The demographic information represents the sample of 50 programs.
Each organization’s programs are of varying structures and sizes. Some programs include multiple cohorts of students (more than one teen board or foundation) and others just have one group of teens who are grantmaking.
Studies referenced in webinar: