Next Generation Advocacy: A Study of Young Israel Advocates

By Daniel Chesir-Teran, Ezra Kopelowitz

Charles E. and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Research Success Technologies, September 2012

This study--the first of its kind--gathered the views of almost 4,000 young Israel advocates in an effort to gain a better understanding of what compels young people to become involved in Israel advocacy, to become leaders in this area and to maintain their involvement during high school, college and beyond. The research explored: 1) the factors that lead teens and young adults to engage in Israel advocacy, 2) the role that organizations play in their involvement, and 3) the influence of mentors in supporting advocates’ commitment over time.

Implications of this study's findings include:

  • Provide more educational programming
  • Increase opportunities for advocacy seminars in Israel
  • Focus on greater collaboration between organizations
  • Facilitate transitions
  • Enable data sharing
  • Develop Israel advocacy mentorship practice

Topic: Youth Engagement, Advocacy, Engagement, Israel Attachment, Activism, Leadership, Israel Advocacy, Hasbara

Genre: Report

Coverage: North America

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Chesir-Teran, Daniel. Kopelowitz, Ezra. Next Generation Advocacy: A Study of Young Israel Advocates. Charles E. and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation,Research Success Technologies. September 2012:


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