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Planning Early: How I Spent my Senior Year Preparing for my Gap Year
August 16, 2021

Planning Early: How I Spent my Senior Year Preparing for my Gap Year

By Zoe Glickman in 2021
When I got to the start of my senior year and the overwhelming question of “what are you doing next year?” became the subject of every conversation between peers, parents, and teachers, something inside of...
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COVID’s Ripple Effects on Youth
June 3, 2021

COVID’s Ripple Effects on Youth

By Atlanta Jewish Times in 2021
Jewish Atlanta is responding to the mental health fallout of the pandemic on today’s youth, from specialized services and counselors to programs to help parents and camps. Annie Fortnow, said helping parents “ultimately supports the...
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Atlanta and Yoqne’am Illit Local Guide
May 28, 2021

Atlanta and Yoqne’am Illit Local Guide

By Amplifying Israel Teen Fellows in 2021
Since Atlanta and Yoqne’am Illit and Megiddo are partnership cities, Yonatan and Stella have created local guides for their hometowns. We hope you enjoy getting to know the cities better from the perspective of high...
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Being an Israeli Shelach
May 21, 2021

Being an Israeli Shelach

By Yonatan Cohen in 2021
I was born in Israel and have been living in Israel my whole life.  As an Israeli teen, I am required to take part in a volunteering activity at school, and there are different kinds...
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My Typical School Day As An American Teen
May 21, 2021

My Typical School Day As An American Teen

By Stella Mackler in 2021
It’s Monday morning. My alarm goes off at 6:15 am, which is too early. Way too early. But for me, this is just the start of a normal day. I like to run in the...
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EMBRACING OUR UNIQUE MENTAL HEALTH STORIES WITH PAMELA SCHULLER
May 4, 2021

EMBRACING OUR UNIQUE MENTAL HEALTH STORIES WITH PAMELA SCHULLER

By VOX ATL in 2021
Alexa Freedman and Julia Harris, Strong Women Fellows, co-authored this article originally published in VOXATL. As anyone who struggles with mental illness knows, it is hard to love your brain and appreciate your mind, when you...
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