October 30, 2006 / 8 Cheshvan 5767
"My life's mission is to help people," says YOUTH FUTURES Trustee Mor Elbaz. "Through YOUTH FUTURES I am making a real difference for the children at risk that I am working with. I am teaching them to believe in themselves, and to find the strength to move beyond their unfortunate circumstances."
Mor Elbaz will be representing the Jewish Agency's nationwide YOUTH FUTURES program -a first of its kind holistic program to provide at risk children living in the periphery with equal educational opportunities - at the upcoming UJC General Assembly in Los Angeles, November 12 – 15, 2006.
Born in Tiberias, Mor (25) began her volunteer work in high school, when she participated in a course for young counselors. Following the course she began tutoring a young Ethiopian girl and helped her to adjust to her new homeland.
During her army service Mor was part of the Yahal program sponsored by the Jewish Agency. She worked as a soldier-teacher, and committed to returning to her community in Tiberias to work with underprivileged children. During her service she completed 50% of her bachelor's degree in education.