We set out from the very beginning to be a game-changing organization…and now it’s official! Lost Tribe Esports has earned a spot in the Slingshot 10 to Watch list for 2021.
The annual list highlights Jewish organizations in North America that offer fresh ideas to address important community needs. In just two years, Lost Tribe has reached over 15,000 Jewish teen participants in a time when engagement has been down across the board.
“This year’s list highlights projects that are responding to unmet needs that have only intensified during the pandemic,” said Stefanie Rhodes, CEO of Slingshot, which helps young Jewish philanthropists identify and support innovative Jewish programs. “We are featuring initiatives that are mobilizing Jewish leaders and community members to address a wide range of issues.”
The list recognizes Lost Tribe Esports – a non-profit founded to reach the next generation, including the estimated 80 percent of Jewish teens in North America who are disaffiliated – as one of this year’s cutting-edge organizations helping to further engage the young Jewish community.
“This is a true validation from Slingshot,” Lost Tribe Esports Founder and CEO Lenny Silberman said. “We’re honored to be included in the ranks of the most innovative Jewish engagement organizations in the country.”
Previous Slingshot designees include Birthright Israel, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Moishe House, One Table, and PJ Library.
Lost Tribe connects with teens by holding online game nights, tournaments, and livestreams every week, as well as programming like Intro to Music Making, Intro to Coding, and How to Be a Content Creator. Lost Tribe partners with dynamic content creators and influencers to deliver content that goes well beyond gaming—tapping into culture, fashion, music, comedy, and more, to engage a broad range of Jewish youth.