Early Childhood





Engagement • Teens

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JCC Teen Advisory Council

Ages 13-18
9 Alternating Tuesdays, 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Session Dates: January 29, February 12, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, April 30, May 14, May 28
Members and Non-Members: Free of Charge / Youth Lounge

Our brand-new Teen Advisory Council is your chance to be a leader and to plan initiatives, programs, and activities to connect teens from different schools and youth groups across Westchester both at the JCC and outside of it. From basketball to advocacy, the possibilities are endless! If you are interested in being part of our new Council the link to sign up is bit.ly/jcctacform


BBYO Chapter Meetings

Ages 13-18
11 Mondays, 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Session Dates: January 28, February 4, 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3
Youth Lounge

Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO Hudson Valley Region gives our members opportunities to develop leadership skills and positively affect their communities, the world, and themselves. We constantly strive to provide more Jewish teens with more meaningful Jewish experiences each and every day, so that they may become the future Jewish leaders in their communities and in the Jewish world at large. The Rivertowns BBYO Chapter meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the Shames JCC.

Must be a BBYO member. Sign up at: https://bbyo.org/bbyo-near-you/regions/hudson-valley-region


Chaverim “Friends” Program

Ages 14-18
6 sessions

Session Dates: January 13th, February 3rd, February 24th, March 10th, April 28th,May 5th
Members: $100; Non-members: $120 / Classroom 8, Legacy Building

Are you a teen seeking community service hours? Do you want to meet other teens and work with teens with special needs? Join the Chaverim “Friends” Program with Sunday in the Neighborhood to give back to the community through community service and working with teens with special needs!


American Red Cross – Babysitting Certification

Ages 11-15
1 Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Session 1: March 2
Session 2: May 4
Session 3: June 1
Members: $175; Non-members: $200 / Youth Lounge

Learn to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, including basic first aid, keeping safe and helping children behave.  Learn how to develop a babysitting business!