JTeen Philanthropy, a program run by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, graduated 37 teens representing 14 local high schools from the philanthropy program, and presented deserving organizations giant checks to support their causes. Here, N Street Village's Ann McCreedy receives a check from JTeens: Emmanuella Nitkin, Hannah Marken, Yacova Mayberg, Isabelle May and Eden Weinstein.
The six-month program taught local teenagers the principles behind becoming a future philanthropist themselves. The teens used their own money and matching funds from JFGW to allocate nearly $27K to seven local nonprofits. Here, two of the JTeen philanthropy facilitators: Julien Guttman and Drew Fidler.
For months, these Montgomery County teens have attended workshops to learn about the importance of giving. Here Natalie West, representing Jerusalem U, joins JTeens Jake Rabinowitz and Andrew Kupfer.
Mary-Kate Rasa, Travis Holler and Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.