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Jerusalem Peacebuilders Announces 2018 Summer Youth Leadership Institutes

Jerusalem Peacebuilders Announces  2018 Summer Youth Leadership Institutes

Now Accepting Applications!


  • Voyager Program for 14-15 year olds, Navasota, Texas: July 31-August 9, 2018
  • Service-Learning Program for 14-15 year olds, New Haven, Connecticut: July 1-12, 2018
  • Interfaith Citizenship Program for 15-17 year olds, Houston, Texas: August 1-12, 2018
  • Leadership Institute for 17-18 year olds, Brattleboro, Vermont: July 15-30, 2018

AGES: 14-18 year olds

This summer, Jerusalem Peacebuilders will offer Jewish, Christian, and Muslim high school teens the opportunity to explore leadership, peacebuilding, and interfaith understanding, by participating in one of our two-week leadership programs with peers from North America and the Middle East. Activities will include: dialogues, workshops, ropes course activities, visits to local faith communities and field trips to volunteer with nonprofit organizations. JPB programs empower American, Israeli, and Palestinian youth for effective leadership as active societal change-agents and peacebuilders. Our goals are threefold:

To develop greater personal awareness, self-expression, good-will, and initiative in each participant through community engagement and service.

To deepen participants’ experience of shared, interdependent responsibility for human welfare through engagement with faith communities and non-profit organizations addressing pressing social issues.

To connect participants’ inner-knowledge, compassion, and courage with interpersonal skills, peer relationships and transformational experiences through intensive leadership training.

Interested youth should be committed to working with others, making new friends, learning about other parts of the world and different faith traditions. They should also be willing to challenge themselves and others, to step out of their comfort zones and grow as a leader. All religious observances will be respected and all meals offered by JPB will be Kosher and Halal.

PROGRAM FEES: All participants or their sponsoring organizations are responsible for the Summer program costs approximately $1,250.00. Once participants have been accepted, a $250.00 deposit is required to reserve your spot. This is a nonrefundable deposit that will be applied to the participant’s program costs. All participants must make arrangements to pay for their own flight. All flights are booked through JPB. Flight costs may fluctuate slightly each year depending on distance, airline, and time of purchase.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website, http://www.jerusalempeacebuilders.organd look for the “Apply” page under the Resources tabJPB – 2018 Domestic Participant Flyer. The deadline for applications is March 1. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Jerusalem Peacebuilders Contact Information: Jack Karn, Regional Director, Phone: (207) 232-8391, Email:


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