Pictured (from left) are JFCS Director of Children and Family Programs Ruth Paley, former ParentChild+ participants Caleb and Ruth Ann, and Director of Education and Learning Kristi Murray.
Caleb, who participated in ParentChild+ before kindergarten, graduated from high school this spring [...]
By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education & Addiction and Recovery Services
JFCS is excited to announce two classes for caregivers. The Powerful Tools program is a six-week, evidence-based program, which focuses on teaching self-care practices to caregivers of [...]
By Becky Lyle Sulkin • Jewish Youth Mentoring Program Manager
The Jewish Youth Mentoring Program (JYMP) is excited to feature Jonah, a 15-year-old mentee who has been patiently awaiting his perfect mentor. Jonah is an intelligent and adventurous young man who is looking forward to connecting w[...]
By Natalie Oleson • JFCS Counselor
It has been a tough couple of months. Like many of you, I was left reeling after video footage surfaced of a police officer killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck. I was especially struck by the calm and relaxed demeanor the officer had, as if he was co[...]
Beth, a single mother of four young children, had just moved into an apartment after experiencing homelessness and a recent divorce. She was referred to our ACT Program by a social worker at her oldest child’s elementary school, who requested help accessing free or low-cost furniture and househol[...]
Stella enjoys theater, camp activities, bowling, rollerblading, "The Avengers" and more!
After our success with finding a match for our first Featured Mentee, we are eager to do the same for Stella!
Stella is a brand new participant in the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program. She is eager to c[...]
In honor of MLK Day of Service and National Mentoring Month, JFCS recognizes volunteers in our Jewish Youth Mentoring Program
By Becky Sulkin • Jewish Youth Mentoring Program Manager
Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th annual MLK Day of Service. At JFCS, we believe in Dr. King’s vision [...]
Meet Miles – a 7-year-old participant in the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program, who is waiting for his perfect mentoring match. Maybe it could be you! Miles lives in Woodbury with his mom, older brother, and twin sister. He is in second grade at Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School and his fami[...]
JFCS programs and services designed to address development needs for youth of all ages
It’s hard to believe that a new school year has been in session for already two months. In fact, the unofficial fall break, better known as MEA (Minnesota Education Association) weekend has come and gone, [...]
Mentoring program's new name reflects unique service it offers community
By Becky Lyle Sulkin, MSW, LGSW • Jewish Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator
JFCS is excited to announce that the Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Program (BB/BS) is now the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program[...]