18 Under 18 is a program designed to recognize Jewish teen leaders from across the Chicagoland community. Eligible teens are role models in the community who work toward Tikkun Olam/repairing the world and value tzedakah, demonstrate a passion for learning and practice, and/or motivate others to be involved in Jewish life regardless of background, experience, and ability. Honorees will share their vision for the Jewish community and will work with experts to get a new idea off the ground, build upon an existing project, or elevate something they have done as part of their 18 Under 18 "Impact Project".
Nominations for this year's 18 Under 18 Honorees are now open!
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Learn about last year's honorees
Springboard is a community initiative created with the support of JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Jim Joseph Foundation and a consortium of local funders.