Educating, engaging and empowering Jewish teens to STEP into leadership roles.
Sally and Sam Shapiro (z'l) shared a vision to work with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee to create a gateway for local Jewish teens to become engaged with their community, their Judaism and their connection to Israel. That vision has become a reality with the creation of STEP—The Shapiro Teen Engagement program.
STEP’s service, learning, and leadership programs, enable students to build their academic resumes and fulfill The Jewish Federation’s ongoing commitment to nurture exploration of Jewish life and identity. Graduates of the STEP program have continued to stay involved in Jewish life through participation in Hillel, Birthright, AIPAC, StandWithUs, study abroad and gap years in Israel. They have become youth group advisors, camp counselors, Jewish educators and more. This long term investment in our youth teaches them the importance of giving back and prepares them to become the next generation of Jewish leaders.
STEP is open to Jewish high school students from Sarasota and Manatee counties. Many events are free and there are no attendance requirements to participate in the program.
2020 ZAZIM TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
STEP's Zazim Jewish Teen Leadership Initiative empowers Jewish teens to “STEP” into leadership roles by providing advanced leadership training and grants for community projects.
Please click on the flyers below for more information on this engaging program for 2020!
2020 STEP Service Learning Trip to New York City
January 2 - 6, 2020
Open to Jewish high school students in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the 2020 STEP Service Learning Trip gives local teens the opportunity to experience Jewish in the U.S. city with the largest Jewish population.
The cost of this program is $1,200, and covers tranportation, lodging, tickets for all attractions, and some meals. Commencement of the program is contingent on enrolling six participants.
Scroll the feed below to view the upcoming STEP events. Click the “Find Out More” button to view details of the listing.
For information on this program,