8th - 12th Grade
A service learning program, TELEM functions as a partnership between Congregation Or Atid, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston and Minuteman Arc of Concord MA. The TELEM experience provides students with opportunities to learn about themselves through working with developmentally disabled adults who reside in a group home. During some of our sessions, students plan activities for the women whom they visit, reflect on those activities and engage in text study. Most weeks, we visit residents of a Minuteman Arc group-home in Concord where students build friendships and create memories through conversation and weekly activities developed by the students. The program includes learning about individuals with different abilities through text study and other activities. TELEM offers the opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and ability to connect with people from other walks of life. Teens in Grades 8-12 are eligible to participate.