JTPI Application

We are excited to receive your application to participate in the 2024-2025 cohort of the J Teen Philanthropy Initiative (JTPI). Since you cannot save your progress and return to the application, we recommend writing your answers in a Word document and then copy and paste them into the application when you are finished. Review the short answer questions here.


  • Must be entering 9–12 grade to apply.
  • Pay $150/$210 participation fee per student once accepted.
  • Be ready to learn and be fully engaged with your peers.
  • Fully commit to your responsibilities and goals of the program.


All regular sessions will be at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC at from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

The program session dates are outlined below. Excused absences need to be discussed in advance with the program staff. The opening program session on Sunday, September 15 is required for all participants and at least one parent/guardian.


Application Deadline

Please submit applications no later than Sunday, August 11th. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Please reach out to Barrie Skalsky, Teen Engagement Coordinator, at bskalsky@erjcchouston.org if you have any questions.


JTPI First Year Calendar

September 23

October 14

October 28

November 11

December 2

January 13

January 27

February 10

March 3

Site Visits: Week of March 17 and March 24

April 7

April 21

Check Ceremony: April 27 or 28