1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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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)

TASC Fall Festival Volunteer Event
for TASC Participants

Sunday, October 15 • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
We will start with lunch, participate in a short seminar and the volunteer at the Fall Harvest Fest.

American Red Cross Babysitting Training (with CPR) for ages 11 - 15

Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10 • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
American Red Cross babysitting training courses can help you gain the skills you need to take care of the kids in your neighborhood when their parents can't be with them. Created for both young babysitters and seasoned child care professionals, our best-in-class training gives you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and become a safe, reliable babysitter. First Aid and Pediatric CPR certifications are also included (good for two years), which can help you learn how to provide care during an emergency.
Price: $130, Member Price: $105

TASC Leadership Symposium
for TASC Participants

Sunday, November 19 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
What is philanthropy?  Why is it so important? What is the value of giving back to community with our own hands?  We will also discuss upcoming community projects. 

SAT/ACT Boot Camps by Catalyst - Outsmart the SAT or ACT Learn A Strategy For Every Question You’ll Face On The SAT Or ACT

The SAT and ACT are boring exams, but learning to ace them doesn’t have to be. At Catalyst, we take the actual SAT and ACT every time they’re given, and we pass our expertise to students with patience, understanding, and a welcome sprinkling of humor and creativity.

Catalyst’s two-day (8 hour) SAT and ACT Bootcamps arm students with go-to strategies for every question they’ll face on the day of the test so they can march into the test with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.

SAT Bootcamp at JCC of Central NJ
Saturday, October 28th, 9am - 1pm and Sunday, October 29th, 9am - 1pm

ACT Bootcamp at JCC of Central NJ
Saturday, October 21st, 9am - 1pm and Sunday, October 22nd, 9am - 1pm

Tuition is just $175. To enroll or learn more about Catalyst, visit www.CatalystPrep.com.  To register click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call 800.235.0056. 

FREE College Prep at the J for 10th - 12th Graders
Standardized Test Timeline

Monday, December 11 • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn what to take and when.  Presented by Jessica Taub.