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."
Decline in size of UK Jewish population since its post-war peak
WE SEND MORE THAN 50% OF OUR 16 YEAR-OLDS TO ISRAEL WITH THE UK YOUTH MOVEMENTS EVERY YEAR
OF CHILDREN IN NORTHERN ISRAEL LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.
Young people sent on UJIA-supported Israel tour, gap year and other Israel experience programmes last year
Proportion of students at the UJIA-supported Western Galilee college who are women
School students benefiting from our UJIA JAMS programme in the last year