Mental Emotional and Social Health for Experiential Educators (MESH-EE) Fellowship

Are you a Colorado-based Jewish communal professional looking to expand your mental health literacy and explore facilitation through the lens of social and emotional growth experiences? Apply today to BaMidbar’s virtual MESH-EE Fellowship.

Who: This program is for Colorado-based teen and young adult-serving Jewish communal professionals
What: 8 week cohort-based virtual fellowship
When: Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30pm MST in April and May 2021
Stipend: This is a PAID fellowship for Jewish communal professionals. Participants will receive a $360 stipend upon completion of the fellowship.

About the MESH-EE Fellowship

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Informal educators are oftentimes the first line of defense for their students and are uniquely situated to create positive environments where not only learning, but also mental health, can flourish. The MESH-EE Fellowship is designed for youth and young adult-serving Jewish communal professionals interested in expanding their understanding of mental health, wellness, and experiential learning in order to better support their students and actively promote social and emotional growth. The MESH-EE Fellowship helps Jewish communal professionals:

  • Promote healthy social and emotional development through experiential education;
  • Have the knowledge to recognize when youth are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges;
  • Have the skills and confidence to intervene early and appropriately when mental health challenges arise; and
  • Practice self-care and explore connections between Jewish tradition and whole-health wellnessInterested in learning about future MESH-EE Fellowships? BaMidbar will host MESH-EE Fellowships in Boston and Los Angeles in Fall 2021. If you’d like to be notified when registration opens for future MESH-EE cohorts, complete this interest form.

Therapeutic Expeditions

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We’ve all had a tough year. Do you know a young adult (18-28) who is looking for extra support this summer? We still have space available in our Summer 2021 Therapeutic Expeditions.

Is BaMidbar Right for Someone You Know?

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BaMidbar helps young adults (18-28) overcome obstacles and build resilience. Life challenges may include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • A “failure to launch”
  • Identity exploration
  • Substance abuse
  • Negative life patterns

BaMidbar’s immersive, wilderness-based therapeutic program helps young adults find direction and chart a new path forward. BaMidbar’s program is crafted to simultaneously support and challenge each individual student, allowing them to discover who they are, who they want to be, where they want to go, and how they’re going to get there. Licensed mental health professionals provide individual and group therapy, and develop individualized treatment plans for each student. Using 3,000 years of Jewish tradition that speaks to the question, “What does it mean to live well?” BaMidbar students explore meaning, values, and purpose through a Jewish lens.