LIFT Program

The LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR TEENS (LIFT) of the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust
Education Center
is a program for students from grades 9 to 12.

Applications being accepted for Fall 2023 session

Participants will learn the important lessons of the Holocaust, along with other genocides and human rights issues, and will participate in leadership training workshops and group bonding.

This program will build a safe space for students to explore dark parts of history while developing the skills to articulate their opinions on pressing social issues. At the end of program, participants should want to inspire their fellow teens to stand up for those who have been marginalized.

We will meet 1 to 2 times per month for 2 hours. The program will run from October 2022 through April 2023.



1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe that you couldn’t possibly truly know them unless you understood this aspect of their being. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

2. Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you joyful or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?

3. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you?