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Pillars of YPD

To fulfill our mission, we have built a strategy with four distinct, and often overlapping, areas of work:
Community Vibrancy​

Work with other young adult organizations to plan community-wide/collaborative events, develop diverse programming to fill identified gaps in the community, and create inclusive opportunities for individuals to explore their Jewish identity.

Outcomes

Through this work, we hope to create the following change for participants:

  • Young adults will feel (more) welcome in a Jewish community.
  • Young adults will find a path for engagement and exploring their Jewish identity.
  • Young adults will increase the breadth and depth of their social networks.
  • Young adults will believe the St. Louis Jewish community is vibrant and inclusive.
Outreach​

Ensure that all programming is welcoming and inclusive, increase the breadth and depth of young adults’ social networks, and work with a team of program ambassadors to help connect young adults to each other.

Outcomes

Through this work, we hope to create the following change for participants:

  • Young adults will feel (more) welcome in a Jewish community.
  • Young adults will find a path for engagement and exploring their Jewish identity.
  • Young adults will increase the breadth and depth of their social networks.
  • Young adults will believe the St. Louis Jewish community is vibrant and inclusive.
Leadership Development

Develop low-barrier programming based on young adult interest, empower a sense of ownership in the success of the community, enhance leadership skills, and recruit participants to serve in leadership roles in the Jewish community.

Outcomes

Through this work, we hope to create change on two levels:

  • A change in the participating young adults
    • Feel empowered/sense of ownership in the success of their community
    • Be more invested in the Jewish community
    • Enhance leadership skills
    • Grow connections in the Jewish community
    • Choose to serve in leadership roles in the Jewish community
  • A change at the institutional level
    • Jewish Federation of St. Louis and other Jewish institutions in St. Louis will see value in having young adult in leadership roles and will choose to have young adults serving in leadership roles
Philanthropy

Facilitate the process of determining targeted campaigns, work on partnership programming with existing affinity groups, show the value of giving to Jewish organizations, and weave the Jewish Federation of St. Louis into all young adult programming.

Outcomes

Through this work, we hope to create the following change for participants:

  • Young adults value giving to Jewish organizations.
  • Young adults feel personal satisfaction.
  • Young adults feel giving is an important part of their Jewish identity.
  • Young adults increase their giving to Jewish organizations.