Learn why Motiv is the most important teen initiative to ever be launched in San Diego

About Motiv

 

Motiv connects San Diego high school students to meaningful volunteer service. Teens are compelled to do service for many different reasons. Whether it is required by their high school, an avenue to get into college or to make a difference in the world – No matter their Motiv, by directing teens to high level volunteer experiences, we aim to instill values of lifelong volunteerism. In partnership with great local nonprofit organizations, Motiv will spotlight impactful service opportunities around San Diego County.

Rabbi Hillel said “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And; if not now, when?”

Motiv is proud to be guided by a deep Jewish tradition of Working to Repair the World. We are fortunate to be a part of a diverse and multifaceted San Diego community and look forward to working with all teens who want to make a difference, a difference now!

Our Core Values

Don’t Stand Idly By
Serve Others
Act with Intentionality
Perform Acts of Loving Kindness

The Motiv Team

Darren Schwartz
Darren Schwartz
Director
Jessica Kretzer
Jessica Kretzer
Service Learning Educator
Garrett Hein
Garrett Hein
Americorps VIP Fellow

Motiv is Generously Supported by:

Jim Joseph Foundation
Jewish Federation of San Diego County
Jewish Community Center of San Diego