Who Can Participate?
Teens who will be Sophomores or Juniors in the ’23-24 school year, live in the MetroWest area and identify as Jewish are eligible to apply for HiBuR. While participants from outside the MW are welcome, please note that this would require a greater driving commitment.
Freshmen and Juniors may apply, but will be considered on a case to case basis, as priority will be given to Sophomores.
We believe that 10th grade is the perfect balance between personal maturity on one hand, and “lack” of responsibilities on the other. Along with the teens being able to form meaningful relationships with peers from different backgrounds, Sophomore year is not as academically demanding as the following ones, and not as socially straining as freshmen year. The fact the Sophomores still depend on their parents to drive makes a safer and more family-including program.