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STANDWITHUS UNVEILS EXCITING NEW HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

STANDWITHUS UNVEILS EXCITING NEW HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM,

INVITES TEENS TO APPLY

 
In August, 2012, StandWithUs is launching its new StandWithUs-MZ Teens Internship Program, funded by MZ Foundation.

Forty-eight eligible high school students from across the country will be selected and prepared to become effective leaders in Israel advocacy.  StandWithUs invites interested teens to apply by contacting Miri Kornfeld, the new director of the program at MiriK@standwithus.com.    

“We are extremely pleased about MZ Foundation’s generous grant. It gives us the opportunity to build on our existing programs with high school students and to help direct the commitment and energy many teens already have for Israel into meaningful action that can make a difference. They will be able to excite their high school peers about Israel and be prepared to take a leadership role when they enter college.  In addition, they will help instill in their peers the admiration and respect that Israel so richly deserves as well as counter the anti-Israel activism that exists on far too many campuses,” explained Roz Rothstein, StandWithUs CEO.

The program kicks off with a three-day, all expenses paid, conference, September 7 -9 in Los Angeles. The MZ Teens will have the opportunity to bond with each other, as well as the new MZ high school staff, get basic education about Israel and about the challenges Israel’s supporters face on too many campuses, as well as being taught the difference between anti-Semitism and legitimate criticism of Israel. Above all, they will learn how to inspire their peers with the same excitement about Israel that they have, learning effective advocacy skills to defend the Jewish state. A three-day conference in the Spring, (also all expenses paid) will round out the year, providing students with the opportunity to review and share their projects and experiences, and plan together how they can support Israel in the future. The two most successful interns will each receive a gift certificate of $1,000 toward their next trip to Israel.

 The 48 students will have hands-on guidance throughout the year. Divided into three mentored regional groups , each mentor will work closely with his or her group of 16 students, helping them plan programs, deal with challenges, and brainstorm about how to reach out to more students and to their wider communities.

Students will be carefully selected based on several criteria: They have visited Israel with a Jewish group; they are articulate leaders in their schools and have good references from teachers and local Jewish community leaders; they are passionate about Israel; and they are positive and charismatic. The goal is to have a tapestry of the pro-Israel community: students across the spectrum, from unaffiliated to Orthodox Judaism, and an equal number of males and females.

“We urge interested teens to apply right away because the spaces are going to fill rapidly. This is an exciting project and a truly special opportunity to become a pro-Israel leader of tomorrow. I wish something like it had existed when I was in high school, and I am thrilled to be able to offer it to this generation—and future generations—of teens,” said Miri Kornfeld, the new director of the StandWithUs-MZ Teens program.

"This is an exciting first year for the MZ Teen Internship.  It is our goal to grow the program from 48 teens to hundreds in the near future. This  program is part of our larger mission to create a knowledgeable and effective cadre of educators and ambassadors for the world's only Jewish state," added Roz Rothstein.

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