Ariel T. – BASIS Phoenix

BASIS Phoenix Senior Ariel T.

Business Management Theory in the North American Federation of Temple Youth

Project/blog link: Business Management Theory in the North American Federation of Temple Youth
BASIS Advisor: Mathew McCorkle
Internship location: NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth)
Onsite Mentor: Lynne Butner, Senior Regional Director of Youth Engagement, NFTY Southwest Region (SW)

Project Abstract

Too often, youth are ushered into the adult world of business without much knowledge, experience, or preparation. However, for many high schoolers like myself, youth group has been an outlet to develop effective communication and leadership skills that are essential for making one's way in the world of business. In this project I am studying the North American Federation of Temple Youth, a Jewish youth organization in which I am very active on the regional level. I will be serving as the Programming Vice President of NFTY-Southwest, and on the national level as a member of the Internal Structure Committee, working towards making NFTY function efficiently across all 18 regions. Through my research and documentation of the yearly election processes, the breakdown of leadership responsibilities, and the importance of centralization of powers in the workplace, I will analyze how the experiences and skills acquired through working with NFTY align with the real-world applications of Business Management Theory. These studies take me to Chicago for NFTY Convention, as well as to New York, New Jersey, and many other sites as I serve my term on Southwest regional board, participating in board meetings and advertising and carrying out regional events. My research analyzing NFTY as an organization from the youth perspective will help NFTY function more effectively, as well as inform aspiring students on what to prepare for in their future in business.

Business Management Theory in the North American Federation of Temple Youth