Are you new to the young adult engagement field? Have no fear–your peers and colleagues are here to help.
On May 1st, 2012, NEXT hosted our first-ever NEXTwork Launch in Long Beach, California. In convening a selection of the western contingent of our NEXTwork–our national network of program providers for Birthright Israel alumni and their peers–we aimed to dig deeper into the issues and challenges facing this field. Over 50 professionals gathered for a day-long training, complete with interactive presentations by Brian Elliot (FriendFactor), Yechiel Hoffman (LimmudLA), Jill Soloway (East Side Jews), and Josh Miller (Jim Joseph Foundation). We’ll provide a more thorough recap soon, but in the meantime, we wanted to share this great takeaway from the “Asset Mapping” program. What you see below are the contributions of our brilliant NEXTwork to one attendee’s request for advice to a newbie in the field.
1) Find a strong support system and a mentor
2) Make sure to enrich yourself Jewishly
3) Set reasonable expectations and then surpass them.
Check out all of them below:
Our next NEXTwork Launch will take place in Atlanta in just one week! More takeaways from both will be posted soon.