No Small Change: A Teen Philanthropic Leadership Program

Organizational Overview

JWF is the only Jewish grant making and advocacy organization in the Palm Beach area focused on systemic solutions to social and economic gender inequalities. We provide opportunities for people to leverage their skills and resources to improve the lives of women and children. JWF nurtures women and teens as leaders and is a vital voice for women and girls in our community and in Israel.

What is No Small Change?

No Small Change (NSC) is the first co-ed philanthropic leadership program focused on gender equity. Every year, NSC brings together a group of 20 high school students to learn important leadership skills and build lasting friendships. Participants raise money and collectively decide how to award over $10,000 to local or Israeli organizations engaged in important social justice work. This program is a fun and meaningful way to make an impact in your community while also earning up to 50 community service hours.

Who Should Apply?

Jewish young men and women in 9th – 12th grade who want to work together with other teens and learn about the power of thoughtful giving.

A skilled professional facilitates group meetings and invites guest speakers and experts for specific sessions. Teens will meet once a month on Sunday afternoons from September through May, culminating in an end-of-year celebration at the end of May. No Small Change participants are required to attend the NSC Retreat August 23 – 25 at the Hampton Inn West Palm Beach.

Session dates are as follows:

August 23 – 25, September 15, October 6, November 17, December 15, January 12, February 9, March 15, April 19, May 3.

Topics include:

  • Jewish values & giving
  • Gender equality & social justice
  • Understanding philanthropy & how non-profits work
  • Financial literacy
  • Strategic grant making with a gender lens

Only 20 teens are accepted each year, so apply now. Applications must be submitted by 5PM on July 29. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note, there is a $125 participation fee due upon acceptance into the program. Because there is a giving circle component to NSC, participants will also be required to raise $250 in donations to contribute to the grantmaking.

To view the application with details, click here. Forward to friends!

To view the Leadership Council application, open to 11th – 12th graders who have previously participated in No Small Change, click here. Only 6 applicants will be accepted for the Leadership Council.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Kryshka, CEO, at (561) 275-2194 or jennifer@jwfpalmbeach.org

No Small Change is generously supported by:

The Issac and Carol Auerbach Family Foundation


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