Sitters for Justice
Submitted by: IKAR Teens Category: Engaging in Our Community
The Big Idea
Sitters for Justice: By teens, for families, supporting justice.
MAKING SERVICE, JUSTICE AND PHILANTHROPY THE CENTERPIECE OF THE JEWISH TEEN EXPERIENCE
Imagine a city-wide movement of Jewish engaging in service, learning about philanthropy and supporting causes that make the world more just. Modeled on IKAR’s Sitters for Justice, teens around the city will organize their peers to offer babysitting services (or tutoring, lawn mowing, dog walking, etc) in exchange for contributions to a fund. We’ll volunteer our time. We’ll network. We’ll use social media to mobilize our friends to pitch in. And then we will come together, Sitters for Justice pods from all over Los Angeles, for a day of celebration, learning and community as we make allocations to great justice organizations. Our hope is to communicate the centrality of service and action and, through the power of teens throughout Los Angeles, to raise significant funds to support the great work that is happening to heal our city, our country and our world.
We will harness the power of the Los Angeles Jewish teen community to transform the way we look at our ability to contribute to causes that move us. Sitters for Justice will root within us a sense of responsibility toward the community. We want all teens to know that we can make a difference!
This Is A Great Idea Because
Sitters for Justice takes an elemental aspect of teen lives and transforms it into an opportunity for service, justice, and philanthropy. We will link teens across denominations, movements and the city to work collectively towards justice and tikkun.