Leaders for Tomorrow

Today’s high school students are tomorrow’s Jewish leaders. In Fall of 2020, AJC will launch the Leaders For Tomorrow (LFT) program in Detroit, which empowers young Jews to speak up for Israel and the Jewish people. 

LFT helps high school students develop a strong Jewish identity and trains them as advocates for Israel, and to be voices against antisemitism. LFT gives students the tools to talk about the issues impacting world Jewry today, and the confidence to stand up for these issues in college and throughout their lives, no matter how difficult the situation.

With focus on education, advocacy training, and action, the program will consist of seven monthly sessions over the 2020-2021 school year. The LFT experience also will include a trip to Washington D.C. to join the 13 other LFT cohorts nationwide for AJC’s LFT Advocacy Day. The cost of this trip is fully covered by AJC.

This program is open to students in their sophomore and junior years. Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are now open. Applications are due by Sunday, June 28, 2020 and students will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact Hannah Goodman at goodmanh@ajc.org with any questions.