YouTHrive is a series of workshops designed to help Jewish educators understand their role in helping teens grow into thriving young adults.
Grounded in the Outcomes that Positively Impact the Lives of Jewish Teens and Tweens, the workshops seek to guide educators in designing and implementing programming that can help teens and tweens answer four core questions:
Who am I?
With whom and what am I connected?
To whom and for what am I responsible?
How can I bring about change in this world?
Upcoming YouTHrive Events
Discover the Real You: Uncover Your Personal and Professional Character Strength
May 24 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | The Jewish Education Project, NYC | $18
Do you exhibit leadership skills like Moses or are you brave like Esther? Join us for a day of learning with Dr. Jillian Darwish, educational consultant for the VIA Institute of Character, as we strive to answer “who am I” in both a personal and professional setting.
Design Lab: Thriving in Jewish Education
June 7 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | The Jewish Education Project, NYC
How might we build Jewish educational experiences that help learners thrive? Join UpStart and partner with colleagues from the realms of day school, congregational learning, and independent after-school programs, for an engaging, hands-on Design Lab to answer this shared challenge. Participants will have a chance to win one-on-one coaching to bring their idea to life.
On Wednesdays We Go To Mean Girls
June 13 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | The Jewish Education Project, NYC
What can the hit Broadway Musical "Mean Girls" teach us about teenage bullying in our world? Come see the Broadway show to find out! The full program includes pre-show program, Broadway show and post show webinar. This day of learning is centered around teenage bullying and the many ways it manifests with our teens today. Applications for this event are no longer being accepted.
Previous YouTHrive Events
Mind.Full: Applied Mindfulness for Jewish Educational Settings
April 23 | The Jewish Education Project, NYC
Looking for practical ways to manage stress and help your students become more focused? Mindfulness education can improve students' attention spans as well as their ability to empathize and be compassionate toward one another. Join us for a day of learning with leading mindfullness expert, Daniel Rechtschaffen, as we explore practical mindfulness techniques for every Jewish educational setting.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Multiple Dates | Long island, NYC, Westchester
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select intervention, provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help.
When Hate is in the Headlines: A Facing History and Ourselves Workshop
September 14 | The Jewish Education Project, NYC
The violence, hatred, and bigotry we see making headlines every day leaves us all with questions. What do we do when hate is on the street, in our classrooms, and part of our daily lives?
For professional development events from the 2016-17 series, visit this page.
In support of and in response to our work around Thriving, The Jewish Education Project has prepared a resource guide - Thriving: Selected Resources.