Empowering disadvantaged children.
Trained mentors work as trusted guides to help students improve school performance, strengthen social integration and overcome barriers to success.
United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) is proud to support this programme in the Druze village of Horfesh and in Ma’ale Yosef, both in the Galil, northern Israel. There are two main programmes, focusing on families and on schools:
Family Futures: Targeted Mentoring for At Risk Families pairs specially trained Family Mentors with parents of at risk students in cases where family disorder is particularly problematic. Family Futures helps families with personal finances, parenting and relationship skills.
The Impact Project: Youth Futures for Schools introduces and implements the Youth Futures model into Israeli schools through teacher training, parent workshops and workshops for larger groups of students.
Each Youth Futures mentor works with 16 at risk children over the course of three years, tailoring an annual work plan for each child, based on his/her strengths, interests and needs. To maximise the chances of success, mentors co-ordinate with parents, teachers, school counsellors and social workers.
"Each Youth Futures mentor works with 16 at risk children over the course of three years, tailoring an annual work plan for each child, based on his/her strengths, interests and needs."
Merom Hagalil’s income is almost 40% below the national average
OF CHILDREN IN NORTHERN ISRAEL LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.
School students benefiting from our UJIA JAMS programme in the last year
Decline in size of UK Jewish population since its post-war peak
Population of the Western Galil
Number of young people in the Galil reached by the UJIA-supported Kibbutz Eshbal