JOIN for Teens is a collaborative project of Jewish Community Services and the Jewish Community Center, agencies of
THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES (JCS)
For information about any of the programs and services below, please call 410-466-9200 or visit the JCS website at www.jcsbaltimore.org.
JOIN Teen Mentoring Program
The Jewish Big Brother Big Sister program of Jewish Community Services (JCS) offers Jewish teens the chance to have the Big Brother or Big Sister in their lives that they have always wanted - someone wonderful who will hang out with them, share pizza, play some ball, really listen, and most important - be a real, trusted friend. If you would like to learn more or apply to the JOIN Teen Mentoring Program, please call JCS at 410-466-9200 or email email@example.com.
JCS Addiction Services
WORRIED ABOUT A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER WHO DRINKS OR DOES DRUGS?
Addiction Services of JCS is an outpatient treatment program for adolescents, adults and families suffering from alcohol, drug or other addictions. JCS Addiction Services is certified by the State of Maryland as an outpatient and DWI/DUI treatment program and is a referral agency for the courts. JCS can also provide referrals for inpatient or residential treatment and assistance for individuals in prison.
In addition to individual, couples and family counseling for addictions, JCS professional staff lead the following weekly therapy groups:
Early Recovery Group
Relapse Prevention Group
Family Therapy Group
All calls are confidential. Call us today at 410-466-9200.
Teen Outreach Staff
Professionally trained JOIN for Teens outreach staff are available to teens ages 11-19 and their families for consultation, resources and referrals. Outreach staff can be found where the teens are. Teen Outreach staff are out in the community connecting with teens on the streets as well as at the Mitchell David Teen Center, at the Jewish Community Centers, local hangouts, schools and synagogues. Outreach staff develop, supervise and facilitate recreational opportunities and small group discussions at the Teen Center and in the community.
Supervisor: Noah Aronin: (443) 722-7987
Sara Feldman: (443) 865-7640
NFTE is the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. NFTE’s goal is to help studnets become more productive and responsible via entrepreneurial training. NFTE helps youth in the community develop a set of marketable and transferable skills.Through its internationally recognized curriculum and teacher certification programs, NFTE helps students channel their energy, mental toughness, creativity and salesmanship into legitimate mainstream business activity.
JCS offers professional counseling for children, adolescents, and families serving a wide range of needs.
24-hour Teen Hotline
The Teen Hotline (410-988-8001) is available in the community for teens and those who care about teens. Professional staff respond to callers and provide information, support and referrals.
Psychological and Educational Resources and Testing (PERT) Center For Children And Adolescents
For parents with children experiencing educational, behavioral, or emotional difficulties, the PERT Center offers evaluation services, including clinical interviews and psycho-educational testing, to help parents understand a child’s special needs and develop plans to resolve problems.
Ever wish that being a parent came with a set of instructions?
JCS offers parenting support to families through counseling consultations and workshops.
JCS offers teens an opportunity to learn about the world of work and how to get a job. Career Services are available for high school students who are in their junior or final year of high school.
Specific services include: career coaching, career development workshops, and vocational testing. There are also programs for teens with disabilities or barriers to employment. Several times during the school year JCS sends a career counselor to the Mitchell David Teen Center to answer work related questions. In the early spring JCS offers a “Teen Summer Jobs” event. Online career information is always available at www.jcsbaltimore.org.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities - Special Connections
Special Connections is a program sponsored by the Jewish Big Brother Big Sister program of JCS, which matches high school students with adults with special needs for group activities. Past activities range from participating in a karate demonstration, making matzo covers and creating a collage of photographs taken at the various programs, to watching a magic show and playing Jeopardy. At the end of each monthly program, the group shares a light meal. The adults have loved meeting their new high school friends and having a chance to socialize outside of their everyday world. The high school students have learned that people with disabilities are people first. They feel good about themselves and their capacity to connect with people they might not otherwise encounter. Special Connections meets one Sunday a month for 2 hours. This is a also a great opportunity to earn community service hours or add something special to your college resume.
For more information please contact:
Beth Land Hecht, Senior Manager of Volunteer Services
MITCHELL DAVID TEEN CENTER
The Mitchell David Teen Center (410) 581-9388, is a drop-in center for high school age students. The Center provides a safe alternative to the streets and local hang-outs and is staffed by the professionally trained Teen Outreach Workers. The Center is open on certain weekday evenings and on the weekend. High school students can attend during drop-in hours. The Center offers a computer lab, large screen TV room, pool tables, ping-pong, air-hockey, table games, karaoke, musical instruments to jam, and a meeting room. In addition, popular regularly scheduled band nights are held at the Center. Opportunities for Youth Groups to use the Center are available.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (JCC)
For information about any of the programs and services below, please call 410-542-4900(Park Heights) 410-356-5200 (Owings Mills) or visit www.jcc.org.
Jewish Community Center Teen Lounge
The "Teen Lounge at OM" located at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC provides a “teen friendly” atmosphere for socializing. It features a large screen television, accompanying audio equipment and “surround sound,” a billiards table, air hockey, table tennis, arcade games, and lounge space. The Teen Center also houses a Computer Lounge with 15 computers, each providing controlled Internet access, instant messaging, and an array of software programs.
A Teen Lounge, Game Room and adjacent office space for teen staff are housed at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC. This area features a billards table, television with DVD player, games, and other activities. The space allows for additional programming opportunities for teens.