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Youth Professionals

As a passionate madrich (life coach who mentors, encourages, and engages), you can profoundly impact youth.

Here you’ll find tools to help as you connect teens to meaningful and fun Jewish experiences on the local level.

Educational Programming and More

Stuck for a Yom Ha’atzmaut program idea? Looking for mixer games to run to welcome new members? See our program bank for educational resources.

Program Bank

Communications Assets

Download USY’s logo and brand guide to co-brand your chapter website. These files are password protected and are for official organizational use only. Please contact [email protected] if you did not receive an email with the password.

Other Resources

Get Involved Professionally

Get involved with JYDA, the Jewish Youth Director Association. A professional development group for Conservative Jewish youth directors and advisors, JYDA provides conventions, workshops, and connects you to a larger network of Jewish educators. 

Apply for a Chapter Engagement and Innovation Grant

In 2018, USY launched the Chapter Engagement and Innovation Grant to encourage groundbreaking programming and innovation within the USY chapter. USY distributed $25,000 in grants, with awards ranging from $1,000-$3,000, to 12 chapters around the country to support their individual needs, from one-off programming to additional staff support. Learn more about the 2018 winners here.

Check back soon for details for 2019. 

If your have  additional questions please contact [email protected].

Membership

We are a membership based organization, where membership begins on the chapter level.

Chapters are responsible for:

  • Collecting membership information
  • Funds for teens to attend chapter/local events (when applicable)

As a youth professional, you are responsible for entering this information, along with dues payments to the region and International USY/Kadima, into the online International USY/Kadima Membership System.

In order for teens to participate in regional and International programming you must submit the appropriate information and payment to International USY/Kadima.

Failure to do so may hinder your member’s eligibility to:

  • Attend events
  • Receive scholarship from regional and International USY
  • Hold a regional or international leadership position
  • Vote in any regional or international election

Questions? Email [email protected]

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