In 1999, local community members, families and teens concerned about the increasing pressures and issues facing teens worked closely with several agencies of The Associated to develop and coordinate services specifically for teens. As a result, JOIN was created for people ages 11-18 offering a variety of social, recreational, educational and community service programming to meet the needs of teens in the Baltimore Jewish community.
JOIN's professionally trained Teen Outreach Staff can be found out in the community meeting teens where they are - whether it be a local coffee shop, pizza place, synagogue or shopping center. We build relationships with teens and have meaningful conversations about the real issues they face. Staff can help teens or their families connect to community resources, services and programs, if needed, and and help teens find meaningful community service opportunities.
JOIN is a program of Jewish Community Services, which is an agency of The Associated.