Partner Outside Organization: Jewish World Watch
Chair: Lawrence Linick – 818-324-0795, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: April 7 2019
Completion Date of Last Project: May 6 2018
Description: The Walk to End Genocide is a community event that brings together activists of all ages and backgrounds to rise up in one united voice to say: “We will not stand idly by while genocide and mass atrocities occur.”
- We Walk for the 68.5 million refugees and displaced persons fleeing genocide and mass atrocities worldwide.
- We Walk to urge our government to take action and to demonstrate that there are thousands of people who care about the crimes against humanity affecting children, women and men every day.
- We Walk to raise funds to educate, advocate and provide on-the-ground relief for survivors of genocide and mass atrocities. Our projects help people in Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the Darfuris forced to flee Sudan and the Rohingya who have faced ethnic cleansing in Burma (Myanmar).
Family Friendly: Yes, this program is geared towards families more than individuals.
Is It B’nai Mitzvah Project Worthy?: Mitzvah Projects require a minimum 10-hour commitment to a single project. Interested students should contact Event Chair and Mitzvah Project Coordinator several months in advance to determine whether some aspect of coordinating this event could serve as a Mitzvah Project. While definitely a wonderful Mitzvah, participating in the Walk to End Genocide alone will not fulfill the Mitzvah Project requirements. Interested students could potentially coordinate with the Event Chair and/or Jewish World Watch to raise awareness and recruit participants for The Walk To End Genocide.
JWW also offers the Teen Ambassador Program (TAP). JWW is dedicated to building global citizens with the knowledge of world Problems and leaders with the ability to take action. JWW designed TAP believing that every teen has the ability to make a difference in the World RIGHT NOW and to be a leader to others while doing so.
The TAP program has two ultimate goals. First to build confident young adults who understand what it means to LEAD. Second, to develop teens to serve as JWW ambassadors to their communities as partners in the mission of ending genocide and mass atrocities and helping those who have been affected by the upheaval that genocide and mass atrocities leave in their wake. Participating in TAP for a minimum of at least 10 hours could serve as a very worthy Mitzvah Project.
Please contact Or Ami JWW Chair – Lawrence Linick at 818-324-0795, or email: email@example.com for more information on TAP