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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 late August 2022 and end in early June 2023. All applicants must be in 9th-12th grade and live in the Chicagoland area.

Application deadline:  Priority deadline Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Rolling acceptance until Friday, August 19 while space is available. 

For questions, reach out to Naomi Looper at NaomiLooper@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, suburbs, or online. Below is the schedule.

  • Sunday, September 11, 5-8 PM at the The iCenter (95 Revere Dr., Suite D, Northbrook)
  • Sunday, October 23, 5 - 7 PM at SketchPad (4411 N. Ravenswood Ave, Suite 300, Chicago)
  • Sunday, November 13, 5 - 7 PM at Response Center (5140 Golf Road, Skokie) 
  • Sunday, December 4, 6 - 7 PM on Zoom
  • Sunday, January 22, 5 - 7 PM at The iCenter (95 Revere Dr., Suite D, Northbrook)
  • Sunday, Feburary 5, 5 - 7 PM at SketchPad (4411 N. Ravenswood Ave, Suite 300, Chicago)
  • Sunday, March 19, 5 - 7 PM at Response Center (5140 Golf Road, Skokie) 
  • Sunday, April 30, 5 - 7 PM at The iCenter (95 Revere Dr., Suite D, Northbrook)
  • Sunday, May 21, 5 - 7 PM, end of year celebration, location TBA
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