Mitzvah Day, April: Carnival for At Risk Kids and Or Ami Kids

Partner Outside Organization: New Directions for Youth ( Mitzvah Day Spring Carnival

Co-chairs: Debbie Husch, Danielle Walsmith

Website: none

Pictures: Check them out on Facebook

When: Spring

Completion Date of Last Project: 4/19/2014

Description: Mitzvah Day April is a carnival hosted by Or Ami for at risk youth of New Directions for Youth, a social service agency providing counseling, academic tutoring, recreation and mentorship to youth at high risk of gang involvement. Volunteers are needed run the booths and activities at the carnival, as well as to sponsor booths, food and attractions. Or Ami volunteer adults/families are matched with youth from NDY as they go thru the carnival so that personal relationships can begin to build.

Family Friendly: Yes

Is It B’nai Mitzvah Project Worthy?: 10-hour minimum commitment – requires several months advance planning and approval by Event Chairs and Mitzvah Project Coordinator. Interested students should check with the Event Chairs about actual needs, such as providing advance planning and coordination of a specific booth or activity at the carnival.

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