CENTER FOR YOUTH PHILANTHROPY AND LEADERSHIP

At CYPL, we believe in harnessing the power and passion of young people to do good and change the world.
We’ve got opportunities for preteens and teens in high school to start their philanthropic journeys and experience the impact they can make by putting their values to work through UJA.
Through our bnei mitzvah Give a Mitzvah — Do a Mitzvah program; the Carole and Michael Friedman Manhattan Philanthropic Advisory Council for Teens (PACT); and meaningful intergenerational philanthropy events and conversations, hundreds of teens ages 12-18 have helped raise millions of dollars to benefit people in need and amplify UJA’s vital work.
Are you a teen or do you know a teen who wants to use their passion to change the world? Reach out to someone from the CYPL team to learn how.

PACT Applications Are Now Open! Click here to apply.

CYPL'S IMPACT

  • In 20 years, GIVE A MITZVAH – DO A MITZVAH HAS ALLOCATED MORE THAN $4.5 MILLION to support UJA partners in New York, Israel, and around the world.

  • MORE THAN 600 TEENS have participated in the Philanthropic Advisory Council for Teens since 2012.

  • CYPL HAS ENABLED HUNDREDS OF UJA PARTNERS to provide critical and life-saving services for those in need.

  • PACT participants have TOUCHED THE LIVES OF 550,000 PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE.

UJA's Impact in Numbers

  • 39,600 teens and young adults around the world participate in Jewish-based leadership programs.

  • More than 660,000 hours of mental health services provided.

  • More than $7.3 million dedicated to meet the needs of the last generation of Holocaust survivors.

  • 4.5 million lives touched.

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Give A Mitzvah – Do A Mitzvah

Calling all bar and bat mitzvah-age teens! Get started on your philanthropic path with a tailored volunteer and fundraising project to mark this important milestone in your life.

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PACT

High School students are invited to participate in this multi-year opportunity to explore and experience philanthropy through a Jewish lens. Start your journey with the Philanthropic Advisory Council for Teens (PACT) and apply to be part of the Council today.

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PACT Alumni Connect

Connect with a robust community of PACT alumni on college campuses across the country. Learn more about exclusive leadership opportunities, networking events, and volunteer projects.

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Family Philanthropy

Philanthropy is a family affair.

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