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Striving for Excellence (Sayeret)- Dropout prevention Program

This project aims to provide children and youth-at-risk with ongoing support and guidance during difficult periods in their lives – be it at home, at school, and /or in their social circles. Highly qualified university students with strength of character and problem solving skills are selected and trained to work with these youth one-on-one each week. Together they explore issues such as family, violence, smoking, and substance abuse. Every month, 12 of these pairs meet as a group and participate in theme based workshops facilitated by experts in the field. As an integral part of the learning process, they are responsible as a group to implement a community service project.

Over 500 children and teens participate in this program each year.