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Cohort 7 Impact Projects (2022-23)


Soup-er Markets

This community space is a soup kitchen where people in need can enjoy a meal, but it also serves as a market where anyone in the neighborhood can buy fresh produce. The Soup-er Market uses food that would have otherwise been wasted by grocery stores and restaurants. These businesses can sign up to donate food and delivery drivers can bring it to our location, which would be most effective in a food desert area of Chicago (South/Far Southeast side). Volunteers would cook the food and serve it to people in need.

Meet the Fellows

Maya HenschelMaya Henschel is a junior at Jones College Prep. She enjoys making presentations as a co-president of the Philosophy Club, studying literature for the varsity Scholastic Bowl team, and writing poetry and short stories. She also loves working with kids as a religious school Madricha at Temple Sholom and is honored to serve as Social Justice Chair for the temple’s youth board. In her spare time, Maya likes spending time with friends, playing with her dogs, and steadily becoming more of a tea snob.

Jordan YoskowitzJordyn Yoskowitz is currently a sophomore at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School. She joined Seed613 because she wishes to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others and help lessen whatever burden they are facing. She is an active member of her school’s Model United Nations team and enjoys the arts.




Unplugged is a newsletter and social media account focused on exposing teens to the unbiased facts of the year’s top news stories – a perspective they rarely see due to extremely subjective social media posts and news stories – and educating teenagers on how social media changes the way we learn about and experience current events. We offer the unique chance to interact with the news alone. Unplugged provides the facts, expert views, and famous opinions, but ultimately, it is up to you. Simply read the facts as we give you the freedom to come to your own conclusions.

Meet the Fellows

Blaire DeutschBlair Deutsch is a freshman at Deerfield High School. She joined Seed613 due to her passion to learn more about the worlds of business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Blair is highly involved in her school’s student council, debate team and DECA chapter. Blair also plays on her school’s field hockey and soccer teams.


Noa BremanNoa Paige Bremen is a Junior at the Latin School of Chicago. She joined Seed613 due to her passion for helping others and learning about how to make a meaningful impact. Noa is a member of both her school’s JSC and Women in STEM chapters. She plays on her school’s field hockey team and is also a volunteer tutor with the program Learn To Be.


Schools Out Support (SOS)

Schools Out Support (SOS) is an after-school program that strives to provide children with a safe and supportive environment where they are presented with positive role models and resources to grow. We believe that underserved children should have access to a space to reach their full potential where otherwise their needs would not be met at home. As an organization, we will provide a community of mentors and a toolbox of resources to set children up for success.

Meet the Fellows

Maia WeissmanMaia Weissman is a freshman at Glenbrook South High School. She joined Seed613 to learn new strategies to make a meaningful difference in her community. She also wanted to learn valuable skills about the world of marketing. Maia plays the flute for her school’s concert, marching, pep, and jazz bands, where she loves to make music with her friends. Maia is also an active writer for her school’s newspaper, The Oracle. She loves to write for the arts and entertainment section. In addition, Maia enjoys volunteering with a local farm that works to help serve the community. She also volunteers at her synagogue, BHBE, by leading art activities for the Sunday School students. Maia hopes to continue to make an impact on her community in the future.


Meredith DeutschMeredith Deutsch is a freshman at Deerfield High School. She has a passion for helping others and joined Seed613 to create a project to positively impact her community and learn new skills. Meredith is a member of her school’s swim team and water polo team. She also is an active member of Student Council. Outside of school, she is involved in BBYO and has been on the teen board for three years for Gratitude Generation, a non-profit organization.



STEP (Supportive Teen Emotional Processing) is a safe space for teens to comfortably talk about their emotions in a welcoming environment. STEP is a processing group that will help teens feel like they have consistent easy access to mental health support and can be around other people their age without the fear of judgement from adults.

Meet the Fellows

Jada HarrisJada Harris is a junior at Deerfield High School. She is elated to be a part of Seed613 so she can expand her knowledge in community building and business. She is part of the Deerfield Debate team and writes for her school newspaper. Jada also loves to bake and cook. In addition, Jada is involved with Student to Student where she gives presentations to schools, educating students about Judaism to deter prejudice and antisemitism. She hopes that her work with Seed613 will make a valuable impact on the future of her community.

Ayelet VazarAyelet Lazar is a junior at Lane Tech High School. She joined Seed 613 because she is always looking for new ways to help others around her in any way possible. Ayelet is a competitive dancer for Inside Out Dance Crew and competes hurdles for her school’s track team. Outside of this, she is a Madricha at her synagogue and has attended Ramah Overnight Camp in Wisconsin for 8 years, to which she will return to as a Counselor. Ayelet hopes to go into the medical field in the future as a profession so that she can make an impact on the world around her.