Parents love to brag about their kids. By the way, did you hear from my parents that I work for MyJewishLearning.com? Because…it’s true.
But what if your kid or another kid you know really is special. He or she goes above and beyond any expectation you would have for a normal teen. They are, to put it frankly, a mentsch.
JVibe Magazine (In all honesty, a fantastic read. I would look forward to my job as a USY advisor just so I could go into the shul’s youth lounge to read it. My life is pretty simple), has come out with a new initiative, called 18 Under 18, trying to find, you guessed it, 18 kids under the age of 18 who have made an impact in their respective communities.
You can submit someone by clicking on the link above. Here is the question that they ask: In no more than 250 words, please tell us why you feel that this teen is a role model for other teens in our country. How does he/she embody one or more of the Jewish values that JVibe promotes, including repairing the world, education, loving your body, personal and social responsibility and helping the needy?
Or, as I would put it, how is your teen in any way like Jeremy Moses?
In all seriousness, submit someone you know. They will appreciate it.