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Peer Ambassadors

Grow your leadership skills, create new connections in the Jewish community, and gain hands-on event planning experience

Are you a high schooler who is excited about community and wants to connect your friends to Jewish programs, while helping to shape the Chicagoland teen experience? As a Peer Ambassador you will increase awareness about Jewish teen activities, facilitate Jewish connections for your peers, and even create your own programs.

Peer Ambassadors will learn about the Chicago Jewish community and will improve upon communication, networking and relationship-building skills.

Ambassadors can earn a total of $300 over the course of the Ambassadorship. You will also be eligible for funding to implement programming. The Ambassadorship will begin in early September 2024 and end in early May 2025. All applicants must be in 9th-12th grade and live in the Chicagoland area.

Application deadline:  The application for the 2024-2025 school year is open! The priority deadline is Friday, May 31st, 2024, and the deadline for rolling acceptance is Friday, August 16th, 2024. If you are interested in participating in the program in the 2024-2025 school year, email JessicaBank@juf.org.

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FAQs :

Q: What is the typical time commitment?

A: Expect to spend an average of 5 hours per month on Peer Ambassadors work. 

Q: What skills will I gain as a Peer Ambassador?

A: These seminars focus on relational engagement, leadership training, and event creation and facilitation. You will also work with a mentor who will identify ways to support you in this role.

Q: What if I miss a workshop?

A: If you must miss a workshop let the Springboard staff know in advance and schedule a time to make up the workshop.

Q: When and where will the monthly workshops be? 

A: The workshops will be about once a month on Sundays from 5-7 PM. They will take place in the city and suburbs. 


 

Upcoming Workshop Dates (subject to change): 


First meeting: September 29th 

 

Second meeting: October 27th 

 

Third meeting: November 17th 

 

Fourth meeting: December 15th 

 

Fifth meeting: January 12th 

 

Sixth meeting: February 9th 

 

Seventh meeting: March 16th 

 

Eighth meeting: April 6th 

 

Ninth meeting: May 4th 

 

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