BBYO kicked off their annual International Convention at the Baltimore Hilton with over 2,400 teenagers from 700 communities worldwide in attendance (we’re told a 182% increase from 2012) as well as 2,000 adults, including philanthropists, alumni, thought leaders and educators, providing plenty of supervision and guidance.
Several St. Louis area participants say that one of the greatest benefits of BBYO is the chance to meet Jewish high school students from all over the world. That will happen again this year when the 92nd BBYO International Convention (IC) takes place over President’s Day weekend, Feb. 11-15, in Baltimore.
Later this week, 2,400 teens from 48 states and 27 countries will come together for the largest teen gathering of the year – BBYO International Convention (IC). From Feb. 11-15 the teens will gather in Baltimore to hear from distinguished change makers, such as Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP; Casey Neistat, film director and popular YouTube creative; and Meighan Stone, president of the Malala Fund.
More than 350 Jewish teens gathered in December over winter break to experience exciting competitions, meaningful moments and endless fun at BBYO's most highly anticipated annual event, Regional Convention.
With the New Year comes a new term for South Jersey Region BBYO. Our fall term flew by and here we are excited and ready for a fantastic spring. In our spring term, we look forward to eighth graders being eligible to join, new chapter leaders serving, and a fresh term to continue the groundwork set in the past few months. Spring is a busy time for SJR and all other regions in the order.