DSCN5505By engaging in volunteer work, teens have an opportunity to learn experientially. They discover where their passions lie while undertaking “feel good” projects that truly make a difference. These experiences allow them to make more informed choices about college and career options as well as instilling a lifelong interest in giving back.



 The Personal Benefits of Teen Volunteering:

  • Develops an increased sense of social responsibility—a global view of society and a heart for “giving back” and helping others.
  • Exposes teens to diversity
  • Provides an opportunity to apply academic learning to real human needs.
  • Builds relationships and “social connectedness” with peers, adults, and activists sharing a cause.
  • Improves communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Helps students find their passions and interests that may lead to a career choice they may have not considered.

For full posting, see the original blog at https://www.teenlife.com/blogs/why-community-service-work-beneficial-teenagers

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County is launching the Teen Mitzvah Brigade for all teens 6th to 12th Grade. Come to one, two or all the programs. Great for B’nai Mitzvah Projects or Community Service hours!

For more information or to RSVP contact Lisa Adler at LisaA@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 X113

Mark your calendars for:

Back-to-school backpack stuffing
Prepare back-to-school kits for JFCS clients
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5:00—6:30 PM
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
707 Alexander Road, Suite 204, Princeton


Mini Mitzvah Day
Assemble snacks, meal kits & soup kitchen supplies
bowl of soup iconThursday, November 10, 2016 (Teacher’s Convention)
10:00 AM—12:00 PM
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
707 Alexander Road, Suite 102, Princeton


Chanukah Family Mitzvah Project
Scavenger hunt & pantry restock
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Wednesday, December 22, 2016
6:00—8:00 PM
ShopRite, 3373 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
707 Alexander Road, Suite 204, Princeton

J-Serve Princeton
International Day of Jewish Youth Service
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Sunday, April 2, 2017
2:00—4:00 PM
Adath Israel Congregation & Beth El Synagogue