BBYO's Professional Development Institute Extended to Two More Graduate School Cohorts
November 1, 2008
BBYO is pleased to announce that its Professional Development Institute (PDI) has received funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation for two more cohorts of graduate school students. PDI provides a cadre of BBYO professionals an opportunity to earn fully-funded Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and Certificates in Informal Jewish Education from Hebrew College in Boston.
"We are proud to offer more of our professionals this unique opportunity to grow professionally and personally," said Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz, Director of the Professional Development Institute. "We are thrilled to have the support of the Jim Joseph Foundation as we continue to fulfill our mission of reaching more Jewish teens with more meaningful Jewish experiences."
This grant, together with the initial grant from cohort one, expands the professional development program aimed at providing BBYO and the Jewish community with high caliber, next generation Jewish experiential educators who will engage significant numbers of Jewish teens in a variety of Jewish learning experiences. In addition to the first cohort of 16 fellows, up to 40 fellows will complete PDI over the next five years, totaling over $7 million dollars in grants for the program.