JTeam Teen Philanthropy

Teen philanthropy programs, such as JTeam, give high school students a real-life opportunity to give away $5000 to make our world a better place. JTeamers learn how to make the most of that responsibility by assessing needs, evaluating grant applications, advocating among their peers for their preferred recipients, and making community presentations. 


Teen Philanthropy Curriculum


The critical thinking, collaboration, and leadership skills teens gain serve them – and their communities – well through the high school and college years, and beyond.  Curriculum includes:  

  • What is a non-profit agency? 

  • What is a mission statement?

  • What are my values? 

  • Maimonides’ Ladder of Charity

  • Meeting local community leaders 

  • Establishing decision-making criteria

  • Assessing and comparing grant allocations  

  • Evaluating applicant impact and efficiency

Join us in making the world a better place! To participate during the upcoming seasons, for more information and to get involved, contact us.

More Leadership Development Opportunities for Teens

  • J-Serve

    J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Teen Service filled with local community service projects with friends old and new.