Vanessa Altman is a junior at West Springfield High School. She is an honor roll student and an athlete on both the varsity gymnastics and track and field team. She is in an advanced orchestra and is a member of the Spanish Honor Society at her school. Vanessa loves children, so she spends most of her time working with them. She coaches gymnastics, gives violin lessons, and is a madricha at her synagogue. When she is not at practice, work, or doing homework, she spends time having fun with her family and friends.
Impact L'Atid Venture: Schmooze-- A Jewish Trivia Game
Mentor: Lander Gold
Description: Schmooze - A Jewish Trivia Game will be a board game much like Trivial Pursuit that would be entirely about different aspects of Judaism and Jews around the world. As Madrichim, Jason and Vanessa have seen how much better students learn when they enjoy how they're learning. By putting Jewish facts into an enjoyable format, they hope that kids, or anyone else, will not only learn more about their personal connection to Judaism, but enjoy themselves while doing so.