Yad B' Yad is a mentor program where the Middle School students are partnered with Pre-K and Kindergarten children, teaching and modeling compassion, ethics, and habits that lead to personal and interpersonal effectiveness.
This program is another opportunity for older students to develop leadership skills and allow for the Early Childhood students to connect with the greater school community.
Yad B'Yad offers weekly thematic lessons in immersive Hebrew language, which are infused with hands-on engaging activities, including crafts and holiday celebrations. These classroom visits encourage the older students to form special bonds with the younger children that extend beyond classroom walls. The children find social, emotional, as well as spiritual connections that are authentic and strong for years to come.
The success of Yad B' Yad program is apparent through the smiles on the faces of the buddies when they see each other, the feedback from the parents, and the blossoming of both the younger and older children.