In the course of this project, the teens will get a chance to communicate with each other, ask questions and learn from one another, while appreciating their commonalities and respecting their differences. In working together on common community projects, teens will learn how young people of different religious and ethnic backgrounds can build meaningful friendships that will ultimately affect the process of healing our fractured world and bringing our communities together.
Kings Bay Y and Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn recognize the potential of their youth and are committed to helping them grow and develop through their participation in this project, which will include leadership-building workshops; hands-on activities; and a three day trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with prominent community, religious and political leaders.
Kings Bay Y and Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn believe that this initiative has a unique potential to build strong relations between diverse communities and to have a strong ripple effect on our society. In order to establish this unified relationship, project participants will document their personal reflections through essays, photography and video. The project will act as a guiding light for both the Jewish-American and Turkish-American communities, affording KBY, TCCBR, and program participants the opportunity to become leaders in action and dialogue. The outcome of this project will be presented through picture exhibitions, essays and video screening in various venues to create awareness of friendship and unity in our society.