Every year, hundreds of young adults from the social and geographic periphery finish the army and national service. Many of these adults do not have the family support that they need to realize their potential either academically or in the workforce, and they subsequently fall between the cracks. The integration of these young people into the workforce or academia has a direct impact on Israel’s economic stability and the sustainability of her society.
Young adults at risk aged 18-25 both during and after military or national service Who fit one or more of the following criteria:
The Strengthening Civic Life program seeks to provide a response to the acute need felt by recently released soldiers and girls who have finished national service in pursuing their successful integration into academia and the workforce. The program focuses on lone soldiers and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who do not have the benefit of family support. The yearlong program focuses on acquiring skills needed for successful integration into the workforce including: vocational workshops, informative sessions about academic institutions, resume writing, computer courses, and learning “soft skills” which will help them in the workforce as well as in life.