Spend a transformative twelve days developing and strengthening leadership skills that will shape the future of your local chapter at CLTC!
Then continue on for Stand UP DC to discover a new face of America’s capital – learning about issues of poverty and homelessness. Our volunteering includes street outreach as well as preparing and delivering meals. We’ll also meet with leaders of Jewish and secular organizations who are committed to making a difference. Along the way, there will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy all that a Washington, DC summer has to offer.
NOTE: To choose this connected experience, you must register separately for Stand UP DC and CLTC.
A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.
Part #1 | CLTC
At CLTC, teens will have a meaningful summer, and it’ll also be fun! They’ll make strong friendships while enjoying free time (or chofesh), new hobbies, sports competitions, leading and celebrating Shabbat and so much more!
Part #2 | Service & Learning
Land in Washington, DC and get oriented at our college campus base. The first week of our experience is designed to expose teens to the causes of and responses to hunger and homelessness issues in our nation’s capitol. In addressing these issues through a lens of universal Jewish values, participants will learn the impact that one person can have on a community.
Part #3 | Policy and Change
Our second week includes a focus on the organizations and policy ideas at the forefront of hunger homelessness advocacy. Get inspired by the Jewish and secular leaders who are leading these efforts and learn how policy ideas can translate into real change. In addition to our hard work and learning, there will be plenty of time to explore the highlights of Washington and enjoy the best of a summer in America's capital city.
For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary
Volunteer alongside leading non-profits making a difference in the fight against hunger and homelessness
Meet with leading Jewish and secular organizations advancing public policy ideas to make a difference
Visit the BBYO and Hillel International headquarters in the heart of Washington, DC
Learn about Jewish life in Washington, DC, and celebrate Shabbat with a local community
Rediscover all the highlights and off-the-beaten path attractions of Washington, DC
Experience a taste of college life staying on a major DC college campus
How the Connection Works
As a connected experience, this program combines CLTC + Stand UP DC. At the end of CLTC you will have the option to utilize a supervised shuttle or non-supervised flight (depending on the numbers) that will bring you to our accommodations at the George Washington University dorms in Washington, DC for the start of Stand UP (extra fee applies).
CLTC #2 connects with Stand UP DC #1
CLTC #4 connects with Stand UP DC#2
Our Community Partners
So Others Might Eat (SOME)
SOME is a recipient of the 2007 National Capital Business Ethics Award, and exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. SOME meets the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care. SOME helps break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. While providing a wide range of direct services, SOME also advocates for public policy and program changes that will better serve the needs of DC’s homeless and other low-income residents. As a Stand UP participant at SOME, you will participate in direct service by working alongside SOME staff and volunteers to help prepare and serve meals in the dining hall to SOME’s clients. You will also have the opportunity to attend a workshop on homelessness and social justice, take a tour of SOME’s facilities and learn about all of SOME’s services and programs.
We additionally partner with and learn from various other community organizations such as DC Central Kitchen, Martha’s Table, National Coalition for the Homeless, Thrive DC, Central Union Mission, ONE DC and Street Sense.
BBYO Passport's Stand UP Washington, DC is organized in partnership with Amizade.
One Happy Camper
This BBYO Passport summer experience is eligible for a $1,000 grant from One Happy Camper. The grant is available in select communities to teens participating in their first Jewish overnight summer experience. Learn more and see if you qualify for One Happy Camper.