Makom Balev offers values-based programming and constructive, empowering experiences that connect kids to the community. A major element of Makom Balev’s message is the importance of community service: The counselors organize and oversee volunteer projects in which Makom Balev kids assist the elderly, help needy families, volunteer in hospitals and senior citizen homes, and distribute holiday gift packages to members of Israel’s security forces to express support and appreciation for their service. Makom Balev’s impact has been gratifying and significant. Many Makom Balev members have gone on to leadership roles at the vanguard of Israeli Society.