About the project
The Jerusalem Foundation has supported Army Preparation for At-Risk Youth programs several times over the years to prepare young men and women for army service. The program specifically aids those from disadvantaged neighborhoods, new immigrants and others who fall outside mainstream circumstances but wish to serve. In 1980, the Jerusalem Foundation supported a pilot project for 200 youth in various Jerusalem neighborhoods, and years later supported a project for 300 youth based on the same model. In 2004, it supported the project operated by the Acharay (After Me) Association in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Menachem, Katamon and Gilo neighborhoods.