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2017-18 TASC (Teen Action Service Corps)

The TASC Leadership Seminar is for students in grades 9-12. It is a dynamic experiential learning program that incorporates intensive leadership symposiums, group volunteer experiences and social programming in a fun year-long adventure.

  • Are you active in your community?
  • Do you enjoy spending time with your peers?
  • Do you want to be a student leader?

The TASC goal is to give participants the knowledge, skills and values to make each person a successful leader in his or her Jewish community and community at-large.

Leadership Symposiums for the participants are included throughout the year. These five symposiums will be led by experts in the field on topics ranging from Philanthropy, Values, Leadership and Fundraising.

Group Service Projects are also a part of TASC.  Teens will participate in multiple service projects including but not limited to the JCC Fall Festival, MLK Day of Service, J-Serve Day of Service, The Big Give and Touch a Truck at the JCC of Central NJ.

TASC Inspire is a component of TASC which was created to help teens put their passion into action. TASC Inspire aims to teach teens how to apply their leadership skills in real life, through making a philanthropic impact on the JCC community. Through a generous matching donation, the teens will have an opportunity to grow the fundraising money they raise and ultimately allocate those funds to support new and innovative programming at the JCC of Central NJ. This program aims to be a vehicle for teens to grow their leadership skills through real-life experience and ultimately leave a lasting legacy at the JCC.

See the impact TASC Inspire had its first year (2016-17)

Important Dates
(date and times are subject to change) 

  • Sunday, October 15 • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Volunteer Event
  • Sunday, November 19 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Leadership Symposium
  • Saturday, December 9 • 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Volunteer Event
  • Monday, January 15 • 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - MLK Day of Service
  • Sunday, February 25 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Leadership Symposium
  • Sunday, March 11 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Leadership Symposium
  • Sunday, April 22 • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Volunteer Event
  • Sunday, May 20 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.-  Leadership Symposium
  • Monday, June 4 - Annual Meeting 

Click here to register

Separate downloadable registration and agreement must be completed no later than September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for registration form and agreement
Price: $150, Member Price: $136 (due at time of online registration)

FREE College Prep at the J for 9th - 12th Graders - The Application

Monday, February 26 • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
What do colleges really want to see on your application?  Rachel Elmer will lead an in-depth discussion about the most important aspects of your college application and the strategies to get into a top college.  Open to parents and students.
Click here to register by Friday, February 23.  Search College

Rachel Elmer is the Director of College Admissions for Private Prep, an academic support company that specializes in one-on-one, in-home support.

Toast Masters Youth Leadership and Public Speaking Program for 9th - 12th Graders

Mondays • February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9 • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Youth Leadership Program helps teens build their communication and leadership skills so they may become tomorrow's leaders in business, industry and the community.  Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader, but this potential needs to be developed.  The program's unique six-session workshop-style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience.  This program is sponsored by Toastmasters of Westfield.  There is no cost to participate and all materials are included.  The group is limited to 20 participants.
Click here to register.  Search Public Speaking

FREE! Be An Upstander: The Fred Heyman Story

Thursday, March 15 • 7:00 p.m.
Be an Upstander is the second film about the story of Fred Heyman's survival during the Holocaust. What Fred says about the Holocaust is that it was "bad things happening as good people stood by and let it." He drives at the point of being an Upstander and using your voice to stand up for others. It highlights the theme of Upstanders and how they change lives. What sets this film apart is the focus on what Fred has done in his community over the past 15+ years, turning countless young teens into Upstanders. The film also takes Fred home to Berlin with producer Howard Goldberg as they tour the city and visit important places in Fred's life.
Click here to register by Friday, March 9.  Search Upstander

J-Serve Community Service Day for 6th - 12th Graders

Sunday, April 15 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
J-Serve is the international Day of Jewish Teen Service.  It is a day where you will have a chance to do some good.  There are lots of possible areas you can help: working with the elderly, helping the homeless, befriending a child with special needs and more.  Transportation to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and lunch will be provided.
Price: $10