Ready, Set, Serve

August 20, 2018 - August 22, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bergen Volunteer Center
64 Passaic Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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The past two years Areyvut has run 5 Days/5 Ways, a one week Chesed/Service Camp.  This summer in lieu of running 5 Days/5 Ways, we have decided to partner with our friends and dear colleagues at the Bergen Volunteer Center on Ready, Set, Serve, a 3 day summer service and leadership experience for incoming Middle School students.

What is Ready, Set, Serve?
Ready, Set, Serve is a fun and challenging summer program for incoming Middle School students who want to be leaders and make positive change in their school and community.

Participants will be immersed in interactive, interesting, fun activities and learning valuable leadership skills they need to make a difference.  The focus is on community service – they will participate in challenging exercises including community needs analysis, goal setting, team building, project planning, decision making and other dynamic leadership skills.

Much of the curriculum is based on Generation On’s Go Leads program, a nationally recognized youth service organization.  Generation On, part of the Hands On Network and the Points of Light Institute, inspires young people to become tomorrow’s leaders.

The Ready, Set, Serve experience continues beyond the one week in summer.  Over the course of the academic year, participants will design and implement a community service project.

This is a unique and rewarding opportunity for incoming Middle School students.


Monday, August 20 -Wednesday, August 22
9:00 am -3:00 pm

All sessions take place at:
Bergen Volunteer Center
64 Passaic Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Participants will meet during the school year to discuss and work on their individual or group service projects.

Areyvut Connection

Ready, Set, Serve will be run by the Bergen Volunteer Center and Areyvut will be leading a session during the program and facilitating one of the service projects during the academic year.  Additionally, all Areyvut connected participants that complete Ready, Set, Serve will receive $50 to facilitate a chesed/service project at their school, synagogue or in their community and be invited to serve on the inaugural group of the Areyvut Junior Teen Board, a new group comprised of Middle School students that will meet periodically throughout the academic year to help plan and facilitate programs.


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The cost to participate in Ready, Set, Serve is $350.  The fee includes all materials, snacks, beverages and lunch on Wednesday.  Participants will provide their own lunch on Monday and Tuesday.

Pay tuition online here.

Contact Person
If you have any questions about Ready, Set, Serve please contact Debbie Emery at 201-489-9454, ext. 202 or via e-mail at and please tell her that Areyvut sent you.

Spread the Word
Please share this information with your students, congregants, teachers, parents, service advisers, friends, colleagues or anyone else you know who may find this of interest.  It is a great program focused on youth leadership and community service.


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