Social Responsibility

Youth Action Institute

Teens (ages 11-18)


The EDCJCC’s Youth Action Institute (YAI) is the place for youth and teens in the DC area to become socially responsible, civically engaged leaders who are motivated to solve today’s most pressing challenges.

Through fun, engaging volunteer opportunities that address issues like climate change, homelessness, and food insecurity, teens will grow their leadership skills, earn service-learning hours, and make new friends.

As with everything we do, the YAI is guided by Judaism’s imperative to heal the world and bring about social change.

The YAI is targeted to youth ages 11-18.

Our Objectives

  • To develop civically engaged and socially responsible young leaders in the Jewish community and beyond
  • To empower students to inspire their peers to lead and serve their communities
  • To support nonprofits in the DMV doing critically important work on racism and hate, climate change, and income inequality

Upcoming Events

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Social Responsibility

Teen Volunteer Morning at DC Central Kitchen

Date : Sunday, June 9, 2024

Time : 9:00 AM

Location : DC Central Kitchen

Social Responsibility

Teen Volunteer Project: Meal Kits for SAMU

Date : Sunday, June 30, 2024

Time : 10:30 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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