Rising Stars 2021 Nomination Form
Thank you for your interest in nominating a teen for Rising Stars: Teens Making a Difference! This showcase highlights 18 remarkable Jewish teens in the Metro Detroit area. Winners will be featured in the Jewish News for a special issue and on thejewishnews.com, and will also be recognized on the Jewish News, JCC of Metropolitan Detroit, and Jfamily social media pages. Rising Stars: Teens Making a Difference is a partnership between the Detroit Jewish News and the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit's Jfamily/Jteen program.

We encourage you to think about teens who have made a positive impact on their peers, the community, and the world. In this unique year, we also encourage you to think about teens who have been advocates, volunteers, and allies when its comes to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, standing up against racial injustice, and being politically educated and active.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Vieder, Director of Teen Engagement, at kvieder@jccdet.org.

Rising Stars: Teens Making a Difference Nominee Guidelines

1. Nominees must live in Michigan and identify as Jewish.
2. Nominees must be students in grades 9-12.
3. Nominees can be self-nominated or can be nominated by other people from February 11-March 17, 2021.
4. Nominees should be recognized for impact, contribution and/or achievement in areas including (but not limited) to:
- Tikkun olam, volunteerism, social action, advocacy, philanthropy
- Academics/education
- Athletics
- Music & arts
- Business & entrepreneurship
- Overcoming obstacles
- Jewish growth and learning
- Leadership
5. Previous Rising Stars winners are not eligible to be selected.

Nominator's Name *
Relationship to Nominee *
Nominator's E-mail *
Nominator's Phone Number *
Nominee's Name *
Nominee's E-mail *
Nominee's Phone Number *
Nominee's City of Residence *
Nominee's Grade *
Nominee's Age *
Nominee's School *
Nominee's Synagogue (if applicable)
Nominee's Youth Group(s) (if applicable)
Nominee's Parent Name *
Nominee's Parent E-mail *
Nominee's Parent Phone Number *
Please share why this nominee is an appropriate candidate for “Rising Stars.” What sets them apart from other teens? What have they done to make an impact? What are their biggest achievements? What makes this teen so special? ***Please share specific examples and as much detail as possible!*** *
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