JOIN provides a safe, open, and inclusive environment for teenagers to hang out on most weekdays after school. Engagement Coordinator, Jen Rudo, spends afternoons joining teens at eateries along Main Street in Reisterstown, The Quarry, and Festival at Woodholme.  Jen chats over coffee, ice cream, and other nosh, encouraging teens to share what it's like growing up in our community. This connection offers local kids an additional adult perspective from which to bounce off questions, concerns, or ideas.

Check the JOIN calendar or email Jen at to see where she is hanging out each week.

Here is some addition information about Jen:

Jen oversees Jewish Community Services outreach to teens through JOIN. She has been working at JOIN since 2013. Prior to her arrival at JCS,  Jen gained extensive experience engaging with children, teens, and families through her work at local camps in the community. She enjoys spending time with her family when she is not busy with JOIN programming.