PBP celebrated the closing and presentations of the 2013-2014 Fellows’ commitment projects as part of The Satell Teen Fellowship for Leadership and Student Activism Program earlier this month.
Satell Fellows promised to create and complete their own commitment projects meant to help change the world for the better through their own individual perspectives.
Over the past 10 years, Fellows have come from more than 18 high schools throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.
Each Fellow has experienced great success since the start of the Fellowship Program. Among their many achievements, Fellows have been recognized as:
- PA Teen Suicide Prevention Hotline Founder
- 2 Hero of Liberty Award Recipients
- A Nepal ESL Teacher, and
- Tourette Syndrome Awareness Foundation Founder honored by the Governor of PA.
The Fellowship Program offers two trips — 11 days in Israel and 4 days in Washington D.C. where Fellows meet political leaders from around the world.
Their goal is to put ideas into action as young leaders in the Jewish community.
Those involved expressed deep gratitude for PBP Founder & CEO Ed Satell‘s generosity and his investment in the young community.
Here are a few words from attendees of the commitment project event held at Knesseth Israel in Elkins Park:
“Ed is a philanthropic giant…and a visionary, and not just because of his height. He knows what it takes to develop leaders, and how important those leaders are for our community, and he knows how to get it done. You have produced a great group of young committed leaders. Ed, we thank you.”-Len ZimmermanJewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
“Your humility and generosity are absolutely inspiring to us. For the rest of our lives, Mr. Satell, none of us will ever forget you or this program. We have learned so much, and not just what we expected. We learned to respect and to think of others’ opinions. We learned to advocate for what we believe in. We learned leadership and we are not the same. Thank you Mr. And Mrs. Satell.”-BenjiSatell Teen Fellow