Core Program: Four months volunteering in Modi’in
As a service-year ShinShin, you will live and volunteer in the Modi’in community and will have the opportunity to work with inspiring local leaders on projects with high impact. Service options may include schools, daycares, cultural centers, informal educational settings, and youth movements, among others. You will have a mentor from the Youth department of the municipality and support from the Modi’in P2G staff and committee.
Throughout the program, you will take part in an educational enrichment and leadership development program, provided by the Masa Leadership & Impact Center, and will have an opportunity to participate in long weekend seminars with tours to different parts of the country every three weeks. In addition, you will become part of Masa’s international community by taking part in a variety of events and projects with youth from all around the world.
Day in the Life: Typical Day of a Modi’in ShinShin
ShinShinim will be assigned to an elementary school, which participates in the Rochester-Modi’in P2G Education Bridge Program, and will work with fifth and sixth-grade students on English skills and more, for the majority of the school day (08:00-14:00). On Fridays, ShinShinim will work on unique junior-high projects together with the Community Mentor. Twice per week, they will take part in after-school programs with younger kids. Three times per week, in the afternoon-evening hours, ShinShinim will participate in various youth groups based on their interests – leadership groups, music, enrichment programs, social services, and more.
Optional: Extend your gap year in Israel for an additional 4-5 months
Participants have the opportunity to continue their gap year in Israel by either extending their stay in Modi’in or joining another Masa program for the 2nd semester. Ask us how!