18-year-old Israelis serve their countries for two or three years, most in the army, air force or navy. High school students from the lower strata of society need extra help to achieve a useful and meaningful army service. They have a harder time qualifying for popular elite army units which require advance preparation. They also have less awareness of their options such as training and career opportunities and special types of service.

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Given that our participants come from diverse backgrounds and that some come from families that do not have any prior knowledge of the Israeli military, they are in need of solid advice and guidance while they serve the country. Derech Eretz provides this important support whether it’s to those who excel or to those that are undergoing a crisis in an attempt to help them overcome it successfully.

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With this newly launched Mentoring and Scholarships program, we are in the process of identifying graduates who could benefit personally and professionally from being paired with mentors.

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Recognizing the crucial added value networking has in providing information, opportunities and experience, graduates of all of Derech Eretz’s programs are eligible to be part of our alumni network.

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Derech Eretz’s post-military program helps young Israelis who have completed their term of service transition into adult civilian life. Most are in their early 20s with many uncertainties about their future.

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