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YoungUIA is about connecting our generation to Israel and evoking a sense of belonging for our supporters. Our vital work ensures the continuity of Jewish support to Israel and all Jewish people in need - whether it's from a physical, social, economic or educational threat. Globally, we are involved in 4 major areas of action: aliyah and absorption; youth at risk, education and strengthening Israel’s social infrastructure.
By supporting these causes, a double mission is fulfilled - to stand by Israel and the Jewish people around the world, and ensure the continuity and future leadership of Keren Hayesod - UIA.
YoungUIA targets people in our Community aged 18-40, and is an important link within the chain of Jewish nation-building. Events and activities are targeted to specific cohorts within the YoungUIA demographic - particularly 18-25/30 and 25/30-40.
Kiryat Yearim Youth Village
YoungUIA continues to support the Kiryat Yearim Educational Village, which employs a multi-pronged approach to address the needs of approximately 150 youth at risk. This support contributes towards their rehabilitation, ensuring their successful integration into society as responsible and contributing citizens. These youth at risk have all of their needs accounted for, so they can focus on succeeding in a broad range of intense remedial educational programs, alternative therapies and professional training programs. At Kiryat Yearim, youth at risk become youth with potential – complete and well-rounded individuals, by studying in the village's unique secondary school matriculation and professional training programs. They attain the professional skills and confidence needed to succeed in life - to finish high school, serve in the Israeli Defence Forces, start their own business or obtain a university degree.
The social and educational intervention provided at Educational Villages enables young people to cope with integration difficulties, break the cycle of poverty and become contributing members of Israeli society.