Studying for a “Promotion of Youth” major in Orot Israel College prepares students for therapeutic- educational work with youth at risk and earns our graduates a Therapeutic- Education Worker’s Certificate.
Under the guidance of program director Dr. Nirit Rauchberger, Orot students receive theoretical instruction as well as practical training in order to help at-risk children and teenage youth.
During the summer vacation, many distressed teenagers visit the shores of the Kinneret in the north and Eilat in the south and the many entertainment complexes in the big cities. At these sites, the youth are exposed to many risks: drug and alcohol abuse, unprotected sex, violence and various kinds of exploitation.
One of the practical "hands on" training programs in Orot is the "Connecting with Our Beaches" program that is run in cooperation with the National Project for At-Risk Children and Youth.
The National Project for At-Risk Children and Youth professional staff and volunteers set up a tent where the teenagers can come in for food, refreshments and a guiding hand.
Orot's students, after undergoing specialized training, participate in this important program and go the specific beaches in the evenings during summer vacation and connect with children and teenage youth at risk who need professional intervention in a non-threatening environment.