Jan 20, 2021
Teens Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Tikkun Olam
More than 150 Miami teens spent this past Monday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Repair the World Miami and community leaders from NAACP led J-Serve 2021: A Virtual Experience. Teens engaged in tikkun olam (repairing the world) and made an impact from home by completing a variety of service projects while learning about racial justice. JVC Teen Service Chair Lauren Amron explained why J-Serve feels different from other volunteer projects: “J-Serve allows teens to understand the context of the volunteer work they are doing for our community,” she said. “Giving them the ‘why’ will serve as the key for their ongoing commitment to service throughout their lives.” By the day’s end, volunteers had made 750 sandwiches for those who are homeless; packed 500 hygiene kits for high school students in need and labeled more than 2,000 soaps with emergency hotline information to distribute at local businesses to help eradicate human trafficking. To learn more about volunteering with JVC click here.