Student to Student is a high school peer education program that:
- Strives to reduce prejudice and bigotry
- Fosters understanding among peers
- Brings together Jewish students from different backgrounds
- Trains them to talk about their lives as Jewish teens
- Facilitates discussions in an effort to dismantle antisemitism
- Puts a human face to Judaism
Student to Student presentations take place in public and independent schools. Since this is a presentation by students for students, it is not perceived as "just another lecture" It resonates with the students and creates more of an informal discussion where questions are encouraged.
To learn more about the program and schedule a Student to Student presentation for your class, please follow this link.
Hear first-hand about the impact of the program from our teens and teachers who have utilized our presentations for their students.
“It is through programs such as this that our communities learn to understand each other better so that we…can live in mutual respect and peace.”
—Student to Student Participating Teacher
Recent articles about the Student to Student program:
Religion literacy course is an eyeopener for educators - Maryland Matters
Reckoning at the German International School by Miyah Falk, Student to Student Participant, Washington Jewish Week
‘Like Judaism 101’: To fight anti-Semitism, program sends Jewish teens into classrooms -The Washington Post
Student-to-student talks aim to increase understanding of Jews -Washington Jewish Week
Students Empowering Students - Washington Jewish Week
A Jewish Teen Outreach Program Goes National -Tablet Magazine
For more information on becoming a Student to Student participant, or to schedule a presentation, please call Mandy Book, Assistant Director of Education Programs and Services at 301-348-7377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2021-2022 Student to Student participants!
On June 4th, the JCRC of Greater Washington held our 2022 Student to Student End of Year Celebration. Featuring reflections from STS leaders, participants and teachers and a THANK YOU to our graduating seniors. Thank you to our host Adat Shalom, Bethesda.