JumpSpark, a Federation Innovation initiative, is deeply invested in the parents in our community and has created strong partnerships to meet the needs of parents and teens. JumpSpark recognized early on that parents are an essential component to an engaged and healthy Jewish teen population. They are about to field a community-wide survey for the parents of Jewish Teens to learn more about the issues and attitudes that challenge them.
“Participating in our community-wide parent survey will allow us to hear more voices and to obtain a snapshot of the parents of Jewish teens in 2020,” said Director Kelly Cohen. The survey should take 10 minutes and all participants will be entered in a drawing to receive a $100 Amazon gift card. The survey will be open through March 27th.
The survey is just one part of JumpSpark’s efforts to connect parents of teens, understand their priorities and help them see that they are not alone. After convening 16 Navigating Parenthood workshops, panels and films reaching nearly 400 parents, JumpSpark has now established a Teen Parent Think Tank that meets quarterly. And they’ve issued a request for proposals in Navigating Parenthood, inviting others in Atlanta to join them in this work.
“We’ve also made an important new hire, by bringing in Amy Fox to connect directly with parents in our community,” Kelly Cohen said. “Amy is no stranger to the challenges of parenting Jewish teens in Atlanta today. She is the mother of boy/girl twins who graduated from The Epstein School and are currently in their junior year at Riverwood International Charter School and deeply rooted in the Atlanta Jewish community.
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