For over 90 years, LAJF has been committed to helping young people grow intellectually, ethically, and globally. We do this by operating Camp Rising Sun, our full-scholarship, summer leadership program for teenagers from more than 25 different countries and 10 U.S. states. Each summer, 120 young people practice leadership skills in a supportive community of peers and counselors.
The mission of the Louis August Jonas Foundation is to develop in promising young people from around the world a lifelong commitment to compassionate and responsible leadership for the betterment of their communities and the world.
We seek to:
1. Foster an appreciation of both diversity and our common humanity
2. Expand intellectual horizons and heighten artistic sensibilities
3. Develop leadership abilities and self- reliance in a safe environment
4. Offer and demonstrate a philosophy of living to serve society through the pursuit of humanitarian goals