• An Exploration in Social Justice Engagement

    My heart was beating fast as I looked out at 120 of my peers, all of whom were busily writing down questions for our speaker. I was sure that none of them were going to be interested in what she had just said. Volunteers began to bring us tens of notecards filled with thoughtful questions. My heart exploded as I watched my region become invested, engaged, and once again excited about Social Justice.

As URJ Youth's signature year-round program, more than 8,000 6th through 12th graders participate in NFTY programs that teach compassion, fight injustice, engage with Israel, and build community. NFTY is the safe, home-away-from-home that inspires our teens to become their best selves and empowers them to change the world.