Classes for Teens | Spring 2015

The Fall Program Guide is Now LIVE

   Member Priority Registration
   begins August 3 online
   August 5 by office staff (Phone or in person)

   Community Registration
   begins August 10 online

   August 12 by office staff (Phone or in person)

   Site Under Construction
   Weblinks for online registration will be live by August 3


Colleen Malone, BS, Director


Through a Clear Lens   FREE

Jewish and Latino teens work together in teams to create film shorts that delve into their cultural similarities and differences in an effort to build bonds of friendship, understanding and tolerance. This project is a collaboration between the JCC and Sleepy Hollow High School.

Contact Mindy at 914.366.7898 to join a team!
Made possible through a grant by UJA-Federation of New York.


Country Day Camp Leaders-in-Training  Program (LIT)  

Summer 2015        Application / Registration  Form

(14*-15 Years) *must be 14 by July 1, 2015

The LIT program will include heaps of summer fun and all the things you loved best about being a camper while building a foundation for the future.  This is a unique opportunity to develop, practice, and hone your leadership skills through hands on activities and discussions about types of leadership, communication, and team-building. You’ll participate in recreational intramural games, get certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR, and be involved in social action projects. At the end of the summer you will leave with 2 Red Cross certifications, a recommendation for your next job (whether it is with us, another camp, or an entirely different kind of work), a certificate of completion (looks great on your college application), and the possibility of earning a stipend and tips (that’s right, money!).

This experience isn’t for everyone and your application does not guarantee that you will be accepted to the program.   Here’s what you need to know: 

Attendance is required for all orientation and camp days.  If you are planning a family vacation or a week at a specialty camp, this program isn’t for you.

  • You must be 14 years old by June 30, 2015.
  • You will need to submit the enclosed application and be prepared to come in for an interview.

We are reserving our limited spaces for applicants whom we believe will be enthusiastic, responsible, and reliable. We hope you will be one of them!


CLASSP (formerly SNiTI)    FREE

High School students learn to work with children who have developmental, physical or emotional disabilities.  Only 25 high school students will be selected each fall to participate in this exclusive program.Students are required to commit 75 hours (35 hours community service, 40 hours stipend) working in various JCC special needs programs. In addition, each student will participate in five three-hour training sessions to be held on Sundays from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Upon completion of the program, student interns receive 1 college credit and a $300 stipend. For an interview, contact ,Mindy Cohen, LMSW, Director of Special Needs Services

 This project made possible through a generous grant from the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.


 Sleepy Hollow Academy for Disability Education (SHADE)   FREE

The JCC and the Tarrytown Union Free School District have teamed up to provide a unique  experience for students in Sleepy Hollow High School.  This program is based in the simulated model apartment at the Neighborhood House at 43 Wildey Street.  High school students learn skills and techniques which prepare them for working with children who have special needs.  The venue is a meeting place for a social group, meeting weekly, providing social and recreation opportunities for teens in the high school with challenges. The students are supervised by professionals, earn money and they engage in an internship, learn valuable job skills, build confidence, and support teens who are often marginalized. 

Contact Mindy Cohen, LMSW, Director of Special Needs Services