The Foundation warmly welcomes teens of interfaith families to Y2I. More than 40 percent of teens in 2014 Y2I were from interfaith families.
To qualify for 2015 Y2I, teen must be Jewish and consider him/herself Jewish and be raised exclusively in the Jewish faith. Out of respect for traditional Jewish beliefs, Messianic Jews do not qualify for the Y2I program. If you need further clarification, contact Deborah Coltin, Executive Director of the Lappin Foundation, at 978-740-4428 or
  1. Teen must currently be a sophomore or junior in high school.
  2. Applicant must be a permanent resident in the Foundation’s service area, which consists of the following 23 cities and towns:   Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham
  3. A teen, who is accepted into the Y2I program, and at least one parent or guardian are required to complete the program requirements of the 2015 Y2I program.
Applicants who live beyond the Foundation’s service area should contact Deborah Coltin (978-740-4428 or for the cost to participate in 2015 Y2I.