In Palm Beach County, we are proud that 85 students have "paid-it-forward" at their schools and their communities in the spring of 2023. HEALeaders completed their school presentations this past May 2023. Now, in September 2023, students are being nominated by teachers and youth leaders to be placed in weekend clinics beginning in October.
If you teach or are a youth leader for grades 8-11 in Palm Beach County, you can nominate students.
Just call 561-271-2733 or email us at email@example.com and we will apprise you of how easy the process is.
Educational Seminars are available in the United States.
Quotes from teachers and students:
"I had an amazing team of students with whom to work. They put in so much time and effort to educate their peers; they actually taught several of my classes and did a fantastic job. They planned school-wide activities, guest speakers, and videos that, I am sure, taught our faculty and staff, as well.
Every school should seriously consider participating in this program. According to one student, 'It was such an honor to take on a leadership role and educate my fellow students on the Holocaust. I look forward to hopefully doing the program again this year. '"
Sincerely, Annette Levine, teacher at Don Estridge Middle School.
"We had actual stories about how the survivors lived as kids and teenagers which can be really interesting." Ilena DuCastle, student at William T. Dwyer HS.
"The HEAL program, in my eyes, was such a stimulating experience in such an uplifting way. Before I joined, the only info I had gotten was about what the organization revolved around (the Holocaust) and that the program was meant to prevent such an act to ever occur again. The main action that the students had to create and perform was what really shocked me, in the best way of course. Not only does it help spread awareness, but it also helps students think creatively, strategically, and motivationally. There is no doubt that this program changed my life." Navi Minnamareddy, student at Don Estridge Middle School.
"It has given me a deeper understanding into the Holocaust by providing me time to talk to actual survivors." Jack Pawlowski, student at American Heritage High School.