Students in 8th – 12th Grade are invited to participate in the Religious School’s Madrichim Program. The word “madrich” literally translates to “guide” and that is just what our older students do! Teens participate in the education of our younger students by being teaching and office assistants on a volunteer basis. The madrichim are an instrumental part of our Religious School community as they actively participate in the education of our younger students. Madrichim may choose to volunteer on Sunday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, or both.
7th Grade students may elect to participate in Madrichim Training. The goal of this monthly program is to teach our students to be effective aids, role models, and educators while in the classroom. Through roughly six lessons, the students are trained to understand the basic educational goals of the Religious School, how to recognize different types of learners, and how to properly make observations in the classroom in an effort to prepare them to be Super Star Madrichim by the end of the year. At the culmination of the program, students are placed in the classroom for the last six or so sessions of the school year.
Students must be enrolled in Religious School in order to participate. All students who participate as a madrich or madricha for the year can submit the hours for volunteer credit for various secular school requirements.