JAA teamed up again this summer with the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and JFCS for our annual summer internship program.
For youth, having a job is not only an important step toward adulthood, it is a key component of a successful future. This Partner4Work effort brings students into the JAA fold, introduces them to senior healthcare and gives our residents and members memorable interactions from which everyone benefits. It is a six-week paid internship where JAA activities directors introduce students to the work necessary to thrive in a long-term healthcare setting.
According to Sandra Dojcak, Weinberg Village's Activities Director, "The teenagers who intern at the JAA are also getting the opportunity to be exposed to Jewish culture for the first time. Exploring the diversity in our community is also a benefit to young people who will eventually enter the workforce and need to adapt to all people, cultures, and faiths."
Here Anathan Club Activities Coordinator Lynn Settles poses with several of our interns during their last day of work here. Toni Taylor, second from the left, is already planning a career in nursing.