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Teen Programming

College Admissions Resource Series - CARS

CARS will get you where you need to go!

Join Lisa Bleich and Jessica Taub for our CARS Workshop Series. CARS, College Admissions Resource Series, is a FREE set of workshops to help you and your parents get ready for the college admissions process. These workshops will discuss test prep, extracurricular activities, the college essay and will even feature a panel of current college students.

Lisa Bleich is the President of College Bound Mentor, a company that helps position students for the right college and helps demystify the college application process.

Jessica Taub is the New Jersey Partner of Private Prep, an academic support company that specializes in on one-on-one, in-home support for all aspects of the college admissions process. 

Creating Intentionality in Your High School Experience

Tuesday, February 26 • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Lisa Bleich will provide direction on how to better position yourself, or your child, in high school for college admissions. This seminar will include course selection, extracurricular activities, how to utilize the summer months, etc.  Every decision should be intentional, not just going through the motions.
Open to parents and students.

Getting Ready to Write Your College Essay

Tuesday, April 30 • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Please join Lisa Bleich for an informative discussion about how to successfully write your college admissions essay. When should you write it? What should it say? What are colleges looking for?
Open to parents and students.

Getting Ready for College 101 for Seniors

May 21 • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
This real conversation about “the college life” will be led by Jessica Taub.  There are many aspects to college outside of the classroom: what to expect, how to budget, Greek life or even the tough topics, such as Sexual Assault on campus.  This discussion will provide pointers on how to manage all of it.
Open to high school students.
Webinar to follow for parents.

Small Group Essay Workshop

Summer 2019 (late June/mid-July)
This small group essay workshop will take place over three Sundays this summer. The sessions will include brainstorming, writing and editing.
Price: $400

School Year Prep

The JCC hosts a variety of outside college prep courses partnered with companies such as Kaplan and Educational Service Centers.

ARC Babysitting with CPR for ages 11-15

Sunday, January 20 • 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 21 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 17 • 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 18 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 19 • 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Babysitter's Training Course with pediatric first aid/CPR
Price: $130, Member Price: $105 

TeenFit Baseball Conditioning Camp for ages 12+

Sundays • February 10, 17, 24, March 3 • 2:00 p.m.
Open to the community
JCC Fitness Trainer and former semi-professional baseball player Benny Gonzalez will focus on baseball-specific strength and conditioning skills to get you ready for the season.
Price: $70

TeenFit Baseball Skills Camp for ages 12+

Sundays • March 10, 17, 24, 31 • 2:00 p.m.
Open to the community
JCC Fitness Trainer and former semi-professional baseball player Benny Gonzalez will focus on throwing, fielding and base running skills.
Price: $70

Teen Night Out for Teens with Special Needs
for 8th - 12th Graders

Saturday, February 9 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $25, Member Price: $15