Scan of Teen and Young Adult Education and Engagement Programming for the Jim Joseph Foundation
The Jim Joseph Foundation’s recently released report examines and compares the work of 21 “respected” programs serving young people by Jewish and secular organizations, including the work of Moving Traditions, which is described in the report’s appendix:
Moving Tradition’s Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood, for example, utilize three modes of learning—sensory, cognitive and emotive—during each monthly session, which place teen girls’ and boys’ coming-of-age experiences at the center of the groups’ educational activities. Moving Traditions is also a prime example of a program that intentionally addresses the different stages of adolescent development in its pedagogical approach.
The study was meant to “stimulate the thinking of funders, practitioners, and Jewish communal leaders as they consider ways to dramatically expand and strengthen community-based Jewish teen education and engagement by highlighting select efforts aimed at attracting and involving teens in compelling and substantive learning experiences,” according to the Foundation’s website.