Y2i commissioned Rosov Consulting (a leading international consulting firm that evaluates Israel programs) to undertake a large-scale longitudinal follow up study of our 2015 and 2016 Y2i alumni. Here are the results.
In eight years, Y2i has grown the Year 10 programs for Jewish Schools by 92%, and for non-Jewish schools by 373%. By supporting 2,160 participants since 2014, we have consolidated our next generations’ Jewish and Zionist identities, and connection to community.
Year 10 Israel trips have been operating for over 30 years, but never with particularly high levels of participation. How could that be changed? Enter the Gen08 Continuity Report in 2011 and subsequent JCA Touch Points Communal Review which led to the formation of Y2i.
Year 10 Israel programs are only the beginning of the journey, both at an individual and communal level.
On their return from this life-changing experience, the students are different, more self-aware, better educated and more inclined to be involved in the local community.
The first students to benefit from the Y2i vouchers are now becoming contributing members of the local Jewish community.