Julie Minor, the program manager for the JCC Chicago's Project Teen–Seed 613 program, a Foundation grantee, was selected to participate in the Merrin Teen Professional Fellows program.  This program, run by the Jewish Community Centers Association (the central organization for JCCs across the country), is an 18-month long professional development program for staffers who work with teens at JCCs and their affiliated camps. The fellowship provides an intensive, transformative professional development program for early-career JCC professionals. It supports their growth within the JCC movement, in their work with teens, and their growth as a Jewish communal professional. There are four core areas of focus for the cohort: Jewish Literacy, Understanding Adolescence, Networking, and Leadership. The program includes 5 seminars, with the third seminar held in Israel.
At the JCC Chicago, Julie oversees the Project Teen–Seed 613 program, a social entrepreneurship program for teens; the Foundation supports an all-female cohort of the program. Congrats Julie!