Some 35% of the 60,000 Gaza Envelope evacuees to Eilat are teenagers. We are witnessing an increasing number of teenagers who refrain from any social engagement. They are weakening their resilience and developing behaviors that characterize youth at risk.

Diving has become an increasingly attractive activity among at-risk youth and those in therapy.

The Yam Shel Sheket diving activity currently enables 600 teens to deal with their anxiety and trauma and undergo emotional processing in a structured framework. The changes in their conduct and affect are apparent. They want more sessions, and hundreds more are asking to join. Funds are needed to scale up our capacity to meet this unprecedented need.

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