WHITEFISH BAY – Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Director of Youth Programs Hannah Lindholm was named a fellow of the JCC Association’s Merrin Center for Teen Services, joining 14 professionals working with teens in affiliated JCCs and camps in North America to participate in the Merrin Teen Professional Fellows Program.
The program will feature five seminars held over 18 months, with the first gathering in New York City in January. Participants focus on developing their leadership skills, learning how to serve teens more effectively, planning their career paths in the JCC movement, and deepening their Jewish knowledge. One of the seminars is held in Israel.
Lindholm, a native of Madison and a graduate of Brandeis University, oversees the JCC’s “KidsCenter” after-school program, serving more than 100 students from schools throughout the community. Additionally, Lindholm manages the JCC’s youth enrichment programs and select camp programs. She has previously served throughout the country as a camp art director, Jewish studies educator, and was an elementary-school level director of experiential education.