Habitat for Humanity

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Each February vacation week we go from hitting the books to hitting nails through Habitat for Humanity’s alternative spring break program.

While enjoying time off from school, we make a difference volunteering alongside future homeowner families and learning about poor living conditions and how decent, affordable housing builds strength, stability and self-reliance for those families.

This unique one-week volunteer program runs from Sunday night through Saturday evening, culminating at a local temple or university Hillel for Shabbat services, dinner and reflection on all that we’ve learned over the course of the week. Alternative spring break allows us to travel, meet new people and feel the satisfaction of working to improve a community — and lives.

No experience is needed to volunteer. While we have lots of fun on this service trip, please remember that it is a work/volunteer experience. If you’re not interested in doing significant work, please do not take a slot from someone who is excited to work hard.

  • Who: High school students who will be 16+ by 2/17/19
  • When: February 17 – 23, 2019
  • Where: New Orleans, LA
  • Cost: $875/teen

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We want to make this trip a reality to all teens who are interested in joining us. Between available scholarship funds and options for payment plans we can get the job done. If this program poses a significant financial hardship for you, please contact us.

“My experience with JTI and Habitat allowed me to work hand-in-hand with other Jewish teens from throughout Greater Boston. We spent 5 days working on a house. When we started, there was a frame. When we left, we were part of something much bigger that we will always remember”

– Lily McGuirk, St. Mary’s, Class of 2020

Habitat Through the Years

See our awesome teens in action at JTI’s Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube pages.