“Each child is a world unto In a recent study, 75% of the parents of
Youth Futures participants said that the
themselves. I want to help program had a “positive impact” on their
children at risk use 100% child.
In four years Youth Futures has emerged
of their potential and give
as a leading national program, operating
them the confidence they in 32 localities with continuing demand
for more locations.
need to dream of a better
Since its inception, Youth Aliyah has
-- Michal Levi, Youth Futures Trustee
changed the lives of over 300,000
teenagers, and its approach to
educational and social intervention has
become a model for similar programs
throughout the world.
Atidim is giving children living in the
Negev and Galilee regions unprecedented
High Risk to
educational opportunities to succeed.
The Jewish Agency
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The Jewish Agency is funded by The Jewish Federations of North America, Keren
Hayesod, major Jewish communities and federations, the International Fellowship
of Christians and Jews, foundations and donors from Israel and around the world.
With over 800,000 children in Israel living Atidim Youth Aliyah Villages
below the poverty line, the Jewish Agency Pre-Atidim starts in high school and provides What began as a first home for children rescued
helps level the playing field for these and 13,000 students from development towns who from Nazi Europe, today provides a warm,
other youth at risk. demonstrate high scholastic potential with residential environment where over 1,000
educational reinforcement in math, science new immigrants and youth at risk receive the
Youth Futures and English. Then, 550 of the best and brightest educational and emotional support they need
continue with Atidim as full time degree students to flourish. The Jewish Agency’s Youth Aliyah
This groundbreaking initiative matches more
at Israel’s top universities. Atidim for Industry villages have expanded programs to provide six
than 6,500 disadvantaged youth with some 350
and Atidim Cadets for Public Service programs years of continuous support for sixth to twelfth
young adult trustees who mentor and develop
provide full financial scholarships, laptop graders, allowing these children to build a more
personalized plans for each child. For three years
computers and tutoring, which puts them well stable and promising future.
the trustees work to bridge critical educational,
on their way to a career in hi-tech or in public
social and extracurricular gaps facing these Average annual cost per child at one of the
service. four Jewish Agency Youth Aliyah Villages:
children. Youth Futures, a partnership between
the Jewish Agency, Jewish communities around Average cost per student in Atidim programs: $19,000
the world, and key Israeli partners, enables youth Pre-Atidim: $1,000
at risk to reach their potential.
Average cost per child in the Youth Futures
Atidim for Industry: $8,500 Young Communities
program: $1,875 Atidim Cadets for Public Service: $8,100 Motivated to bridge social gaps and build a more
just society, idealistic Israelis are establishing
vibrant Young Communities in the Negev and
Net@ Galilee. Young Community residents, mostly
Developed with Cisco Systems, over 1,300 high college students who have finished the army,
school teenagers from low socio-economic areas encourage community leadership, volunteer as
learn to design, build and maintain computer informal educators, and work with local youth at
networks while working as part of a team and risk through the Jewish Agency’s Youth Futures
developing leadership skills. Upon graduating program.
the program, the high school student receives The average annual cost of operating one
an international certification from Cisco as a Young Community: $10,000
computer network technician. Net@ opens the
door to technology units in the army and Israel’s
thriving hi-tech industry that otherwise would
never have been accessible. The program is run
in 27 localities in partnership with Tapuah, Cisco
and Keren Hayesod.
The cost per participant in the Net@
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