Peer Ambassadors

Grow your leadership skills, create new connections in the Jewish community, and gain hands-on event planning experience

Are you a high schooler who is excited about community and wants to connect your friends to Jewish programs, while helping to shape the Chicagoland teen experience? As a Peer Ambassador you will increase awareness about Jewish teen activities, facilitate Jewish connections for your peers, and even create your own programs.

Peer Ambassadors will learn about the Chicago Jewish community and will improve upon communication, networking and relationship-building skills.

Ambassadors can earn a total of $300 over the course of the Ambassadorship. You will also be eligible for funding to implement programming. The Ambassadorship will begin in late August 2021 and end in early June 2022. All applicants must be in 9th-12th grade for the 2021-2022 school year and live in the Chicagoland area.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year close Monday, August 16.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions email NaomiLooper@juf.org

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Q: What is the typical time commitment?

A: Expect to spend an average of 5 hours per month on Peer Ambassadors work. This includes1.5-hour monthly group meetings. Each month you will have assignments such as planning or attending an event, having one-on-one conversations with other teens in the community, or meeting with a Springboard staff member. Your assignments can be tailored to your interests and schedule.

Q: What skills will I gain as a Peer Ambassador?

A: These seminars focus on relational engagement, leadership training, and event creation and facilitation. You will also work with a mentor who will identify ways to support you in this role.

Q: Where and when do we meet? 

A: In the application you will indicate the days you could be available to meet. Meeting dates will be finalized later in the summer based on the availability of the accepted ambassadors.  Half of the meetings will be in-person. We may decide to meet at different locations throughout the Chicagoland area to make this program as accessible as possible to teens living throughout the area. The other half of the meetings will be online.

Q: What if I miss a seminar?

A: If you must miss an occasional meeting that is okay, as long as, you let the Springboard staff member know in advance and schedule a time to make up the meeting


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