Menu JTA Search

Youths from 11 Midwest States Open Conference of New Jwb Group

The newly formed Jewish Community Centers Youth Leadership Organization, made up of high school youth leaders in Jewish community centers affiliated with the National Jewish Welfare Board’s Midwest Region, opened its founding convention at Camp Brighton-Tamarack today. The conference will continue through September 1.

The JCC-YLO has been established with units in 11 Midwest communities, and has a four-fold program. It aims to provide fellowship and training experience for Jewish community center youth leaders through a program which will develop their leadership skills and qualities, and enhance their capacities for making positive contributions to Jewish and American life.

The organization will also serve as a forum for education and group expression and action on issues of current concern to the Jewish and American community, and as a training and recruiting ground for future Jewish community center leadership and professional service. The convention is also conducting, as part of its program, a leadership training institute.