Pamela Schuller- 2021 Young Pioneers Award Recipient

Pamela Schuller, Young Pioneers Award Recipient 2021

Pamela Schuller is the founding director of HereNow, a program of the Jewish Board. HereNow is a Jewish teen initiative that promotes mental health, wellness, and resilience through creative programming opportunities and innovative online platforms like the HereNow app (which launched during the COVID-19 pandemic).  

Pamela’s love of combining creativity and mental health has been a thread through her life. She holds a BA in Psychology and Youth Outreach Through the Arts, an MA in Child Advocacy and Policy, and a certificate from MIT in Leadership in the Digital Age, focused on inclusion and mental health.  

Pamela is also an internationally known disability and mental health advocate and professional stand-up comedian. Her stories of growing up in a body she had no control over are engaging, powerful, a little bit heart-wrenching, and unapologetically funny. She gets audiences of every age comfortable and laughing through storytelling and humor. 

Pamela was named one of the 36 Under 36 by The Jewish Week, given the Influencer Award by Matan for her inclusion work, and the Flaunt It Award from Don’t Hide It Flaunt It for her work celebrating difference. 

From The Recipient: 

“I am so thankful that The Jewish Education Project is helping to amplify HereNow and through that, the voices of these incredible and courageous teens who are sharing their stories and creating resources around mental health, wellness, and resilience.”  

Reflections from Colleagues: 

“The Jewish Board is very excited that Pamela Schuller is this year’s recipient of the Young Pioneer’s award for her inspiring work in HereNow.  Pam brings a one-of-kind creativity and ability to connect with adolescents: from captivating over 1,000 teens in an in-person event to creating a mental health app for their phones.” Marilyn Jacob, Senior Director, The Jewish Board

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