"It Was a Great Experience for my Child"

Posted May 31, 2016  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Parents Reflect on the 2015-16 PJ Our Way National Design Team.

We asked them, “What did you love about your child’s participation on the team?”
Here is what they said!

Ricki and Andrew, Mom and Dad of Margalit, 10, Pennsylvania

It was a pleasure to watch Margalit grow as a part of the PJOW Design Team.  We particularly loved to see her working with her brothers to create video book reviews and to share her finished product with our friends and family.” 

Mandee, Mom of Rebecca, 11, Florida

Through her participation on the Design Team, Rebecca met many other interesting, book-loving children from around the country.  She was also able to share her ideas, learn about the perspectives of others, and to better her written and visual communication skills. I am so thankful for Saskia’s guidance and oversight of this wonderful endeavor!”


Melissa, Mom of Eitan, 10, Washington, D.C. 

I enjoyed working with Eitan on the videos. He put a lot of hard work and creativity into them and we worked as a family to put together the final product, whether it was through video editing, drama coaching, etc. It was a delight to watch the videos afterward and we shared them with family and close friends, as well.”


Meyer, Dad of Sydney, 11, Texas

“As a Jewish educator, I was so pleased to see Sydney get excited about reading every PJOW book she could get her hands on and taking the responsibility to report back to the team....knowing that we could trust the PJ brand to bring high quality books with values that we can embrace, gave us a great sense of satisfaction and pride.”

Gail, Mom of Aidan, 12, Massachusetts

“The design team has afforded Aidan the opportunity to express his creativity through videos, writing and monthly group video chats.  Thanks for giving Aidan the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful collaborative group"
Robin and William, Mom and Dad of Madeline, 11, Ohio

"We have loved watching Maddie work on all of her PJOW Design Team projects.  The projects were a great way to get Maddie thinking about books in a different and creative light.  The monthly conference calls were a new experience that she always looked forward to.  We are grateful that Maddie was given this opportunity." 


Jenny, Mom of Anna, 12, California

It was a great experience for my child. She learned a lot and got to connect with other kids all over the country."

Dayna, Mom of Teen Leader, Zachary, 13, Ohio

“I have loved watching Zachary have the opportunity to interact with so many unique & enthusiastic leaders from around the globe.  It has truly been a gift to be part of this wonderful community!"


Interested in the next national Design Team? 

Contact Saskia at saskia@hgf.org.

Amazing what these kids did! So much creativity and talent. Thank you!
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