The Melting Pot, Learn and Earn program for Teenagers for the School year 2020-2021 is now open! No experience necessary to start! Students get many opportunities to develop leadership skills though training and hands-on experience. They serve as teachers and teacher assistants at our events, classes, and camps, and become an essential component of all our initiatives. If they are under 15 y.o. they earn gift cards to the desirable places, such as amazon, google play, iTunes, etc. and if they are 15 and up, they will out W-9 and officially get paid for their services (assuming they are eligible to earn money in the US). Each student has an equal opportunity to earn as much or even more than the actual cost of the program - based on their involvement, availability, and desire. Please, note: this is a pilot, experimental program - but a great chance for the students to get off the electronic devices and immerse into the Jewish Educational Experience.
This is a chance for teenagers, grades 8-12 to earn real cash, while learning Jewish values, Traditions, and History, planning and delivering classes, and making fun with friends. Some teens are reserved, some are open minded. Some are better with kids, others - with projects and computers. With this program, all eligible teens get accepted, and all offered multiples opportunities to earn money. Teens with a little more flexibility and availability, who are good with children of younger ages, may double or even triple the earnings by the end of the year.
The beauty of this program is that it can be run in-person or via zoom, and Teenagers may earn money also in-person or via zoom. At the beginning, both days, Mondays and Thursdays, will be run online via zoom, but once the situation permits, we will switch Monday program for the in-person classes. Those, out of state may still continue connect with the group online, but the teacher will be with the group, in-person, most likely at our Sudbury (Brush & Easel) location in Massachusetts. Thursday will remain to be a strictly online class, from the beginning to the end of the year. We do recommend out-of-the-state families sign their Teenagers for the Thursday Class.
Students must attend 9 weekly sessions on Mondays or Thursdays, 7:15 to 8:30pm (EST) per each term, and the in-person earning possibilities are during the weekends and “No School Mondays”. For the online settings, students may have earning opportunities teaching online the entire week, and the only restriction would be their own time limits. All earning possibilities are within the given term, and the next term learning will not repeat the previous one in topics, so you learn and progress steadily, each term, while mastering your planning and teaching skills, in addition to gaining the leadership and team building skills. Pilot program is only $150 p/term with some earnings guarantee, as long as the teen attends and presents (or plans).
Currently, we’re accepting teens from all 50 states, for the online version of this program. If, later in the year, we will be able to meet offline, we will offer the current MA-based students a choice to continue with online programming or to switch for an off-line version at no extra cost.
Here is a sample of programs Students delivered during the previous year (both, online and offline):
• 2 Monday Camps (No School Mondays)
• Jewish Holiday Celebrations
• Book Clubs and Movie Clubs
• Art Lessons
• Computer Lessons
• Science Demonstrations
• Open Play times
Limited number of students accepted. % refund (prorated, if paid for the entire year at once, and dropped earlier on a per/term basis) until before the first day of each term. (September 13, January 10, or April 4), no refund after that.
For example, you paid $350 for the full year, but dropped after 2 terms, your refund is only $50, because 2 terms paid separately is $150 each.
Another example, as if you paid for just first term ($150), and dropped 1 day prior to the beginning of the class – your refund is $150.