Young Pioneers Award

Young Pioneers Award 2019

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The Jewish Education Project Young Pioneers Award celebrates forward thinking and innovative educators, age 36 and under, who demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to new ideas, and proven use of technology or other innovative approaches to inspire children, teens and families. Nomination Deadline: Dec. 19, 11:59 p.m. Nominee Application Deadline: Dec. 26, 11:59 p.m.

Eligibility Criteria and Qualifications

Recipients will be chosen based on:

  • A commitment to original, innovative ideas that address learning challenges
  • Proven use of new approaches to inspire students and/or families and to improve learning climate
  • Engaging colleagues and leadership to embrace new ideas
  • Designing or implementing new educational initiatives that lead to observable and measurable changes 

Nominee must:

  • Work with children or teens (age 18 or under), in a Jewish educational context, including but not limited to: Early Childhood Education, Teen Engagement, Congregational / Complementary Learning, Day School Education, Family Engagement, or Jewish Camp
  • Work in New York City (all 5 boroughs), Westchester or Long Island
  • Be age 36 or below on/before April 11, 2019
  • Be nominated by a supervisor, colleague or other professional contact
  • Be available to attend in person event in the afternoon and evening on the following dates in 2019: February 13, February 27, April 10, April 11
  • Not have been employed by The Jewish Education Project since November 2017

Recipients and their organizations will receive:

  • $360 Professional Development stipend for the award recipient
  • Special opportunities to connect with other innovative Jewish educators throughout the year
  • Public recognition at a ceremony at The Jewish Education Project benefit and in promotional materials

Recipients will be recognized at our annual celebration to benefit The Jewish Education Project.