JCC hires new teen services coordinator

The Jewish Community Center recently hired Ilario Huober as its new teen services coordinator at The SPOT (Syracuse Project 4 Our Teens), located in Shoppingtown Mall.

Ilario, who grew up in the Jewish community of Syracuse, attended Manlius Pebble Hill in DeWitt. He then went on to the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in the spring of 2010 with a Bachelor of Art in Italian and a minor in international relations.

His career at the JCC began in 2009 where he held the position of after-school program counselor and summer camp counselor. He was promoted to head counselor this past summer.

Ilario is very excited about his new position.

"I am looking forward to helping the JCC grow and increase teen programming to better meet the needs of the teen population in our community," he said.

In his new role he will be tasked with supervising the daily operations of The SPOT in Shoppingtown Mall, coordinating the staffing of employees, interns and volunteers, creating programming that fulfills the recreational, educational, social action and entertainment aspects of the teen center, assist in marketing efforts and engage in fundraising and grant-writing efforts. The addition of this new position will allow The SPOT to execute its new after-school component, "After the Bell" which will be open daily from 2 to 6 p.m. (read below for more details). Additional tutoring programs and events will take place weeknights and weekends as well.

The SPOT launches 'After the Bell' program

The JCC's teen center - The Syracuse Project 4 Our Teens (The SPOT) - is dramatically increasing its programming for teens in Central New York this school year. The SPOT, which opened this past February in Shoppingtown Mall, recently launched its new After the Bell program. The new initiative marks a significant increase in programming hours for the center as it opens its doors on weekday afternoons for the first time.

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