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Programs for Teens & College Students

Mitzvah Party

Mitzvah Party is a custom-fit program designed to offer a group of volunteers (friends, student groups, business cohorts) a chance to have a hands-on-experience repairing an area house, group home or community center side-by-side with those being assisted. This program is ideal for individuals looking to host an event for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, bar/bat mitzvah), a team building exercise, or a group project. Hosts can customize their project's time, day, location, etc. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are encouraged to use this program as their mitzvah project. Generally we request that our volunteers are 14 years and older, but if you are interested, please contact us.
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Ramp it Up!

Ramp it Up! with Yachad is a summer program for high school students who have completed their freshman year of high school. Students spend the week building an accessibility ramp for a lower-income homeowner or family member with disabilities. Teens earn up to 30 hours of volunteer service hours, learn leadership and building skills, and gain a priceless life experience.
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A chance to learn about a critical issue facing the District of Columbia. An opportunity to lead your campus. A space to engage with leaders and experts from all over the DC landscape. Yachad’s Affordable Housing Fellowship is all these and more. Join us in learning about the issue of affordable housing from a myriad of lenses. Develop new leadership and advocacy skills that will help you bring light to this important issue. Rally your peers to positively affect the life of families all over the DC area. If you are a college student and looking to make an impact, this program is tailored for you.
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