The heterogeneous composition that characterizes the Israeli society from its inception to the present day, and the presence of groups of various character in terms of national, religious, ethnic, class and political affiliation, form the basis for social divisions and feelings of alienation that are manifested in the Israeli society in all its forms.
The “Young Head” program seeks to address these rifts primarily among the younger generation and young leaders, based on the realization that they can vastly affect the Israeli society in the future. It includes a series of meetings between members of pre-military preparatory schools in the northern region, led by the participants themselves. Each session is under the responsibility of one of the mechinot in order to maximize the experience of all participants. Initiation, development and implementation of the program was done with the blessing and ideological support of the Joint Council of Mechinot.
As part of the program, six four-hour study sessions are held at the Yigal Allon Center, bringing together 300 students from Mechinot in the northern region. Participants come from diverse cultural, geographical and economic backgrounds. Each session deals with a different major issue that is on the agenda of Israeli society, through activities that the Mechinot students themselves build and lead – each session under the responsibility of a different Mechina.