High School Program

Program Details

Registration for the 2022-23 academic year opening September 1, 2022

Additional Info

Like all Kavana programs, this event is powered by partners, staff and participants.
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Kavana’s High School Program emerges post B’nai Mitzvah teens into the world of youth leadership and community exploration.

Acting as thought-leaders in conjunction with the facilitator/s, programming is shaped by the interests of the youth. From contemporary issues such as democracy and racial justice to historical Juadic themes - there is no ‘off-limits’ to what may be studied.

Program Logistics

We look forward to partnering with this year’s cohort of high school students to select contemporary issues and design and initiate program activities. The High School Program takes place on Sunday evenings, from 5:30pm-7:30pm approximately once per month - totaling in 15 sessions. Exact dates available on the registration page (opening September 1, 2022).

Program Staff

Rachel Osias
Rachel Osias
Director of Education

Rachel Osias acts as Kavana’s Director of Education. Born and raised in the long-grassed, oak-covered hills of California's San Francisco East Bay area, Rachel grew up playing and learning in the hidden worlds of local parks and neighborhoods. 

Rachel's professional and educational background has been an intentional interweaving of environmental sciences, educational equity, social and environmental justice, and experiential education. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy, a K-5th grade Teaching Credential, and a Master’s Degree in Urban Environmental Education. Rachel is passionate about communities in which teaching, learning and the pursuit of educational equity are derived from challenging systemic norms and embracing the identities, experiences and stories of all individuals.