At BJE Impact we know the power of passionate youth willing to take action. We see evidence of this every day through our work with teens and with educational programs that seek to integrate community service and social action with Jewish learning. There is no question that taking the time to give to others and to dedicate energy to important causes leads to meaningful change (for inspiring examples of this, check out our “My Impact” reflections). It’s the core of what we are all about–that through learning and understanding what is going on around us, taking the time to take action, and reflecting on our work, we are able to individually and collectively make an IMPACT.

Because of this, we were excited to be gifted a PSA from The Righteous Conversations Project that takes a satirical look at what happens when you DON’T care. Check it out (and then keep reading below on how you can vote NO!):

Chuck Apathy made us smile, and also serves as a great reminder that the opposite of apathy is passion and action.

At our summer program, the BJE Teen Service Corps, we give teens entering grades 7 – 10 the opportunity to experience just how easy it is to put your passion into action and to make a meaningful impact. Over the course of a week, teens earn 12 hours of community service hours while engaging in hands-on social action projects, socializing with other Jewish teens, and experiencing turning their Jewish values into action.

Check out Chuck Apathy, vote NO on his platform of indifference, and join this summer’s BJE Teen Service Corps (or pass along this invitation to a passionate teen that you know) to show that together, we can indeed make a meaningful impact!

For more information and to register for BJE Teen Service Corps, click here!

–Alisha Pedowitz, BJE Impact
Director, BJE Teen Service Corps