Sixty-six Lonestar teens joined more than 4,000 teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from 48 states and 27 countries at the BBYO International Convention in Baltimore from Feb. 11-15.
BBYOs Building Entrepreneurship program educates high school girls about how to start a business. The program not only brings inspiration, but also provides us with the confidence and beginning knowledge to build a bright future.
At 16, Jeannie Spiegel already has set her sights on becoming a CEO. The 11th grader at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School may be well on her way, following her election as BBYO’s international vice president of programming, during its convention in Baltimore last month.
Last summer, Ethan Lis, 17, of Bloomfield Hills attended BBYO's International Leadership Training Conference, where he led a program and discussion on inclusivity for those in the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community.
Ninety-nine members of BBYO Connecticut Valley Region attended the organization’s International Convention in Baltimore last month. Two of them – Ryan Murace of Stamford and Yasmin Goodman of Longmeadow, Mass. — shared their experiences with the Ledger.