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B.O.L.D. Leadership Program

Building Opportunities and Leadership Development

for high school teens in 9th-12th grades

B.O.L.D. Objective
Teens enrolled in B.O.L.D will engage in a dynamic experiential learning program that includes leadership symposiums led by experts in their field.  Teens will also have the opportunity to volunteer in multiple service projects, helping the JCC and community at large. B.O.L.D will give participants the knowledge, skills and values to make each person a successful leader in their community.

At the end of the program, B.O.L.D participants will create a fundraising campaign, using the skills developed through the leadership symposiums, to advocate for a non-profit of their choice.

Member Price: $118, Non-Member Price: $140 
Registration begins Friday, October 23

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Focus Skills

  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution, team building, interview skills
  • Electronic communication
  • Social media presence
  • Time management
  • Goal setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifying leadership styles
  • Active Listening

Pam Romanchuk (JCC Teen Program Director), Stacie Friedman (JCC Teen Program Lay Leader)

Meeting Schedule
Second Thursday of every month from October through June • 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. via Zoom

Leadership Styles with Carrie Drake, Trainer/Facilitator for the Federal Reserve
Thursday, November 12

Virtual/Social Media Presence with Stephanie Musat, Senior Product Manager at HBO Max
Thursday, December 3

Goal Setting and Time Management with Kylie Fraser, Senior Producer at Digital Agency Brooklyn Digital Foundry
Thursday, January 14  

Active Listening with Steve Needle, Owner of NeedlePoint Homes
Thursday, February 11  

Problem Solving with Stefani Klaskow, Industry Direct - Healthcare
Thursday, March 11

Allocation of Funding with Stacie Friedman, First Vice President of the JCC Executive Committee 
Thursday, April 8

Working on a Fundraising Campaign
Thursday, May 13

Presenting the Fundraising Campaign
Thursday, June 10

All dates subject to change, additional dates may be added in line with community service opportunities

Facilitator Bios

Carrie Drake is a learning and development leader currently working as a Supervisory Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis. She has experience building large scale curricula, as well as quick-to-market learning solutions that meet business needs. Carrie has over 15 years in the Federal Reserve System, as well as experience with other financial institutions. Outside of work, Carrie has participated on various JCC committees including Chair of Early Childhood and of the Executive Search committee and as a member of the Safety and Security committee, Strategic Planning committee and recenlty the COVID Task Force.  She is currently the chair of Personnel and Executive Board Parliamentarian. In addition, Carrie is a former board member of the Better Days Foundation, an organization that serves children of 9/11. Carrie resides in Westfield, NJ with her husband Peter and their two children, Sally (12) and Jonathan (10).

Stephanie Musat is a senior product manager for HBO Max. She has a passion for storytelling and building engaging products that build brands' identities and footprint across the web. Over the course of her 10-year career, she has worked for major media companies from CNN to Refinery29 and Complex Networks, and finally HBO Max where she's responsible for content display and curation for major shows and franchises in the HBO portfolio, as well as licensed content for the new streaming service.

Kylie Fraser is a Senior Producer at digital agency Brooklyn Digital Foundry. She manages projects across all disciplines in the studio including video, rendering, brand, campaign, website, and digital product work. These projects span a variety of different industries, and some notable clients include the Obama Foundation, Columbia University, the National Constitution Center, Quinnipiac University Poll, and the Howard Hughes Corporation. Before shifting into primarily digital work, Kylie started her career in film and television. She spent four years splitting her time between Utah and New York working for Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. After that, she worked for a variety of production companies producing unscripted shows, and spent two years with A+E Networks working on developing content for Lifetime Movie Network. 

Stefani Klaskow leads Google’s healthcare advertising group to provide digital advertising solutions for the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Stefani came to Google from Crain Communications, where she was a Sales Manager for the Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician properties responsible for creating large scale cross-platform advertising programs. Prior to her work at Crain, Stefani was a Senior Account Executive at Clear Channel Communications where she sold and managed advertising programs across six of New York CIty's top radio stations. Stefani is a graduate of Union College and holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Stacie Schwartz Friedman is a philanthropist/volunteer fundraiser for both local and national Jewish organizations. She currently serves on the Board of the JCC of Central NJ, on its Executive Committee as First Vice President, on the Women’s Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and is a member of their Allocations Committee. She is a past Vice President of the NJ Y Camps Board of Directors. Stacie is an alumna of the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet. She is a member of JFNA’s Speakers Bureau and has had the honor of speaking at Federations within the US. She is the creator of a JCC curriculum, T.A.S.C. (Teen Action Service Corps) Inspire - now called B.O.L.D. - a leadership development and fundraising curriculum for teens.  She serves as a facilitator and speaker for their symposiums on leadership, values and allocations. Stacie believes in putting her passion into action, positivity, and the ability to create change through mindfulness and re-framing of one’s thoughts and ideas. Stacie is a resident of Scotch Plains, NJ, is married to Barry and has three children: Hayley 21, Abbie 18, and Jesse 12

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