JCADA offers teen programs for students in 6-12th grade. JCADA's signature teen program, thrive, is a two-part workshop series designed to increase knowledge and build skills. JCADA also offers custom teen programming to Jewish schools, organizations, youth groups, synagogues, camps, and more. Please fill out the inquiry form below to request a teen program!
An educational and awareness program designed for students in Jewish organizations grades 6-12.
JCADA’s thrive program is a two-part experiential healthy relationship workshop for students in Jewish organizations, schools, youth groups, or camps.
This program is designed to create a safe, open environment for students to relate to each other, learn decision-making and conflict-resolution skills, articulate questions and areas of confusion, and learn tools to help themselves and others.
Students who participate benefit from the exposure to these challenging topics that are essential to a teenager's mental health and overall well-being.
Students will learn how to:
identify healthy, unhealthy, and abusive behaviors
recognize support systems including trusted adults, peers, and internet sources
effectively support friends who are in unhealthy relationships
Students will learn how to:
identify personal values and understand the importance of values in relationships
set boundaries in a variety of circumstances
ask for, answer, and hear consent
identify self-care activities and create a self-care plan
Grades 6th - 8th
Designed to introduce middle school students to concepts surrounding healthy and unhealthy relationships, including friendships and family dynamics. This program helps students identify trusted adults and learn skills around giving and recieving consent and building boundaries.
Early High School
Designed to bridge the gap between Middle School and High School by incorporating education and activities related to both friendships and romantic/ sexual relationships. This curriculum builds on the Middle School’s introduction to boundaries and consent, helping a friend, and identifying trusted adults.
Grades 9th - 10th
Late High School
Designed to educate high school students on teen dating violence, consent, how to help a friend, and how to utilize the resources and supportive people in their lives. Students build on the Middle School and Early High School curriculum, which lays for the foundation for how to identify trusted adults, build and maintain boundaries, and develop self-care practices.
Grades 11th - 12th
"I learned that morals and values are important to know and have in a relationship."
Liam, 10th grade
"I learned how to spot unhealthy relationships and what to tell my friends."
Sarah, 7th grade
"I learned that healthy relationships exist on a spectrum, and it can fluctute between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive. I learned that context matters."
Naomi, 11th grade
Teens and Media is an interactive workshop for teens to identify and evaluate healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships in popular tv shows, movies, video games, books, and more!