PAIRS Object Share PAIRS Object Share PAIRS Object Share Teen Board members at LAMOTH Gala Dinner

This year's Teen Advisory Board consists of ten exceptional high school students from eight different schools across Los Angeles who are committed to furthering LAMOTH's mission of commemoration and education. Through the LAMOTH Teen Board, students have the opportunity to add their voices and contribute their leadership to the landscape of Holocaust remembrance and education in our community by shaping events and engagements at the Museum. Board Members gather every other month for official meetings at LAMOTH and participate in a variety of different programs throughout the school year, including the LAMOTH Annual Gala and Yom HaShoah Commemoration.

This year's Teen Advisory Board launched the PAIRS Program (Partnering Adolescents in Intergenerational Remembrance with Survivors), which matches teens with Survivor mentors. Each teen-Survivor pair gets to know each other by meeting throughout the school year, preparing the teen to carry forward the memory of the Survivor's experiences. During the initial meeting for the program, the teens and Survivor mentors shared objects and photos of personal significance and spoke about their background and family history. At the end of the year, each teen will create a temporary Museum exhibit sharing their reflections on the project.

The PAIRS Program was awarded a Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) Teen Innovation Award in January 2017.

The deadline for applications for the 2017-18 LAMOTH Teen Board will be in September 2017.

For more information, contact Creative Programs Director Rachel Fidler at .