The Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is open to all high school students and runs each semester. The program brings students together to grow their knowledge of Israel, learn how to effectively combat antisemitism, and develop leadership skills. The TLC members meet virtually 4 or 5 times during the semester with StandWithUs professional staff to cover various educational topics and engage with their peers. At the end of the program, students receive mentorship to create a program for their peers through their high schools, school clubs, youth groups, places of worship, or elsewhere.
TLC participants create unique and engaging presentations to fulfill the program requirement. StandWithUs staff are equipped to guide students through the program planning process, including logistics and topic. For example, a StandWithUs TLC participant in Los Angeles, CA held a media bias training session for their peers in a youth group. The students learned about identifying misinformation and disinformation about Israel and practiced recognizing bias in articles from multiple sources about the same topic.
Another TLC participant in Dallas, TX held a program about Israeli food for their Israel club. The student taught the audience how to make Israeli hummus and shared a presentation on the history of Israeli food, demonstrating how the diverse population influences the cuisine in Israel.
The Teen Leadership Council is typically a stepping stone to the StandWithUs Kenneth Leventhal High School Internship or preparation for leadership and activism in college. To learn more about TLC requirements click here.
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