WATCH: Youth Futures: Hadar's Story

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This is Hadar's story.

One of Israel's leading positive-intervention programs, Youth Futures, partners teen mentors with at-risk children for a long-term period of cooperative learning and growth.

By fostering a positive, supportive environment for children to grow, the Youth Futures mentorship program is just one of the ways the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Jewish Agency for Israel are helping the next generation learn by example during this difficult time in Israel.

Youth Futures not only gives children tools to succeed and empowers teens to serve as role models, it also helps families to flourish. The program emphasizes full parental involvement and partnership—parents in participating communities receive help and guidance to access social services, manage their budgets, be more effective caregivers, and build emotionally supportive environments for their families.

Mentors work with children, focusing on personal, familial, social, and educational areas in an effort to give these kids the tools to navigate challenges and celebrate achievements in a constructive way.

To find out more about how the Federation helps empower the next generation of Israeli leaders through Youth Futures, contact Ilanit Gerblich Kalir at ikalir@jewishcleveland.org or 216-593-2815.

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