Teens (Middle & High School)

From adventurous field trips and summer camps to community service, you'll find a way to connect with other teens here at the J.  And don't forget year-round programs to have fun on your days off, prepare for College Admissions, and even improve your self defense skills. There are a lot of ways to get involved as a teen at the JCC. The JCC offers a chance for teens to hang out, socialize, and get to know each other better in a safe and inviting location.  There’s something for everyone - so CONNECT WITH US!

Enrichment Programs & Events

The Princeton Review: 9th–12th Grade
The Levine JCC is proud to announce its partnership with the Princeton Review. JCC members receive special discounts. Students will learn score raising strategies from expert teachers in a dynamic structured setting. For more information and course schedules please visit www.PrincetonReview.com

Red Cross CPR/First Aid: 6th–10th Grade
Sunday, September 22 • 9am–4pm
Learn CPR and First Aid through this Red Cross certification class led by a trained instructor. Knowing CPR and First Aid is an important skill that helps build confidence by knowing you can help someone in need. Please bring a Kosher-style lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Register at LJCC Customer Service by September 5.

College Planning Workshop/Guide
Sunday, September 15 • 2pm–4pm
Get a head start on planning for college. Facilitated by Phyllis Gill (Former Director of College Guidance, Providence Day) and Kim Stodghill (Student Centered College Counseling, Stodghill College Consulting, Director of College Guidance at Providence Day). There are two sessions: Determining Your Best Fit College. & How to Manage the College Search and Application Process. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Register at LJCC Customer Service by September 12.

Teen Initiative Open House: 6th–8th Grade – Parents Welcome
Sunday, October 6 • 1–3pm
A great way for Middle School teens to meet new friends while becoming connected with the Charlotte community. Throughout the year, we will be offering community service, social and educational events. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Register at LJCC Customer Service by October 1.

Colorful Canvas Painting: 5th–8th Grade
Saturday, November 16 • 7–9pm
Teens will express their artistic talents on canvas in a fun environment. Art supplies included. Register at LJCC Customer Service by November 13.

Hanukkah Glow Dance Party: 5th-8th Grade
Saturday, December 7 • 6:30–9pm
Dress in white to light up the night! Enjoy sufganiyot, menorah lighting, pizza, glow activities, Hanukkah games and lots of dancing! Register at LJCC Customer Service by December 4

‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!’ Girls’ Night: 6th-8th Grade
Saturday, December 14 • 6–9pm
Using Jewish values, girls will explore issues such as body image, friendship, relationships, family, competition and stress. Learn the power of Kehillah– Community, through discussion, arts and crafts, games and drama. All while having a great time! Register at LJCC Customer Service by December 11. 


Mitzvah Program
Join other teens as we volunteer to do our part in Tikkun Olam, “healing the world.” We will collaborate with community service organizations and other Jewish Agencies to promote community engagement and build partnerships. Please check the Social Action webpage for details and events.

Sunday, November 3 • 1–3pm
Making Centerpieces/Decorations for the Ronald McDonald House
Sunday, December 8 • 1–3pm
Knotted blankets for the Humane Society

Sports & Fitness

Empowering Girls through Boxing: 4th - 10th Grade

JHoops Middle School Academy: 6th–8th Grade

Academy will focus on teaching individual skills with an opportunity to apply them immediately to game situations. New skills will be taught each week, followed by full court games in which your child will get detailed instruction as well as individual attention.

Girls Volleyball: 4th–8th Grade
Learn to play this fun sport. Proper technique, skills, drills, and game play are covered in this non-competitive class.

Teen Fitness Center Orientation: 13–16 year olds
Successful completion of this orientation allows youth access to the David Silverman Fitness & Wellness Center. Introduces strength training and cardio equipment. Emphasis on proper equipment selection, form, breathing, fitness center rules, regulations and etiquette.

Teen Beginner CRUSH: 12–17 year olds
Teaches the fundamentals of play, including proper stroke mechanics, basic point play, basic rallying skills, and basic tennis conditioning. Designed for the player with limited playing experience.  Learn More

Junior CRUSH Tennis Academy: 11–18 year olds
Players must be approved by tennis staff to enroll in this class or be a part of our Quick Start or 18 and Under teams. Emphasis placed on point construction, rally skills, and basic tennis conditioning. Twice per week recommended for all competitive players. Learn More

Fencing Class: Students will be introduced to learning the skills of attacking and defending with either the foil, epee or sabre. Fencers develop good coordination, balance and flexibility which makes this training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities. Click here for registration and monthly payment authorization form

JFORCE Youth: 5th - 10th Grade
JFORCE Youth is a non-sport specific clinic for youth in grades 5th - 10th.  The clinic is designed for the athlete or non-athlete, and consists of an overall fitness program designed to improve body strength and endurance, speed and agility. Learn More

Aquatics Classes & Lifeguard Training Courses

Year Round Swim Team
We are a community-wide recreational swim program offering a supportive and flexible approach to swim team. Learn More

American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes
Lifeguard Certification Classes (For New Lifeguards or past due recertifying)
Lifeguard Recertification Classes (for lifeguards currently certified, but about to expire)
Please check back Winter 2020 for new dates and pricing

Cultural Arts

Bellydance Level 1-4: Ages 14+
Beginner through advances class emphasizes technique and choreography. Soft shoes, comfortable dancewear and exercise mats needed.

Macabbi 2019

Calling all Jewish teens 13-16 years old! It is time for MACCABI 2019 and we want you to be a part of Team Carolina next summer!  This is your chance to represent your family, your JCC and our local cultural. 
August 4 - 9 | Detroit, MI
For more information please email Stephanie.Garner@charlottejcc.org

Teen Summer Camp

Teen Camp consists of a 6th grade group and 7th/8th grade where both groups enjoy 2 days of “traditional” on-site activities including swimming, archery, and canteen; as well as fun activities just for teens including Improv, chocolate making, and Color War. Every Friday will be our community service day. Whether we are making sandwiches for the homeless or cleaning up in the community garden, Friday is our day to help the community. The other 2 days will be spent off-site traveling to all sorts of exciting places, such as the US National White Water Center, Carowinds, or Sports Connection.  Click here for more information on 2019 Summer Teen Camp.

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