Teens: Apply for Saltzman Youth Panel
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Jewish high school juniors and seniors interested in strengthening the Jewish community and making the world a better place are encouraged to apply for the 2016-2017 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel, a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. As a group, panelists recommend how to distribute up to $50,000 to programs in the Jewish and general communities. Participants will develop their leadership and group consensus skills as they learn about the philanthropic process and responding to community needs.
Educators, youth professionals, and advisors are being called upon for nominations, to share this information with eligible teens, and to encourage students to apply.
Applications are due by September 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than September 22, 2016. Nominations for potential panelists can come from rabbis, religious school directors, youth group advisors, friends or family. Affiliation with a Jewish organization or congregation is not required for consideration.
Selection to the Saltzman Youth Panel requires true commitment from its members. Selected students are required to attend seven scheduled sessions throughout the year, a presentation to the Federation’s Board of Trustees, Super Sunday, High School Division Campaign events, and conduct outside research and agency site visits.
About Saltzman Youth Panel:
The Maurice Saltzman Youth Grant Program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland was established in the spring of 1998 through a generous gift from the Saltzman family in memory of the late Maurice Saltzman. The program perpetuates the goals of Maurice Saltzman, a past president of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, who cared deeply about educating the next generation of Jewish community leadership. Each year, a new Saltzman Youth Panel makes decisions to allocate up to $50,000 to worthy organizations – 85% of which are awarded to programs serving the Jewish community. The other 15% is awarded to non-profit programs serving the general community. Through this process, the participants learn about the philanthropic process and responding to community needs.