Information for Parents: PJ Our Way National Design Team 2017 โ€“ 2018

Posted August 01, 2017  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Parents, encourage your child to apply for the PJ Our Way National Design Team!

What is the PJ Our Way National Design Team?

In keeping with PJ Our Way’s goal to empower kids and showcase their creative work, all PJ Our Way members are eligible to apply to be a part of the National Design Team. Every year, the National Design Team develops most of the content viewed on the PJ Our Way website. Hundreds of videos, reviews, blogs, and author interviews have been produced by National Design Team members.

How does it work?

Members of PJ Our Way may apply to be part of the National Design Team. The National Design Team has early access to PJ Our Way books and creates videos, reviews, polls, quizzes, and blogs for the website. The team meets monthly via video conference with PJ Our Way Design Team Director, Saskia Swenson Moss, and will also be supported by Teen Leader, Anna Budman (Design Team 2015-16).

National Design Team members gain writing, design, communication, collaboration, and analytical skills. They participate in team-building workshops, form friendships with peers from all over the country, and develop quality content in a safe and fun environment.

Who is eligible?

National Design Team participants must be PJ Our Way members residing in the United States. The 2017-18 Design Team will consist of 10 PJ Our Way members chosen by application reviewed by the PJ Our Way team.

How do parents help kids apply to be on the Design Team?

Email us at for an application.

Key Dates:

  • August 1, 2017: applications for Design Team made available

  • October 22, 2017: applications for Design Team due

  • November 2017: new Design Team members notified

  • November 2017 – Early June 2018: Design Team meets to create content for PJ Our Way

For more information:

Contact us at

Click here to read what other parents have said about their child’s Design Team experience!

"We loved having our daughter Ellie participate on the Design Team. We loved seeing her improve her writing and presentation skills and share her enthusiasm for good stories on a safe medium. Mostly, though, we loved that she had a chance to expand her horizons by meeting Jewish children from different parts of the country that share a lot of her same interests."

- Alberto and Becky, Dad and Mom of Ellie, 10, Florida
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