Jewish Teens Can Learn and Serve on College Campuses this Summer
April 9, 2014
Washington, DC – Over the summer, Jewish teens from across North America will learn and serve together on college campuses in esteemed and celebrated cities through BBYO’s IMPACT Summer Experiences. Upon the completion of each of the three programs in Boston, Chicago and Washington, DC, teens will have made a significant impact in their host community and return home with 35-40 community service hours, new leadership skills, best friends and a feel for what college life is like.
At IMPACT: Boston at Brandeis University, teens will connect with a local nonprofit organization to learn about what they do and how they work. Efforts on the ground will help them understand the issues facing society and learn ways to address these issues at home. They will explore Boston during trips throughout the city to Harvard Square, Faneuil Hall along the Freedom Trail and Boston Harbor, build a network of community-minded peers, do meaningful service together and live on the campus of Brandeis University.
At IMPACT: Chicago at University of Chicago, teens will learn how to fundraise by connecting with, and learning from, mentors who are leaders in their fields. They will visit exciting attractions like Wrigley Field, the Navy Pier and Millennium Park, create and lead hands-on service and philanthropy projects that will make a difference in the community, make the University of Chicago their home and the city of Chicago their classroom.
At IMPACT: DC at University of Maryland, teens will learn about current issues and make their voices heard in lobbying sessions with public officials and key decision makers. Whether they are new to advocacy and service or politics is their passion, through learning sessions, hands-on service projects and advocacy training, they’ll be able to stand up for the issues they care about in an effective and influential way. They’ll go behind the scenes at the U.S. Capitol and White House; visit national monuments, the Holocaust and Smithsonian Museums; work with premier non-profit organizations; and live and learn on the campus of the University of Maryland’s Hillel, one of the largest and most active in the world.
BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO‘s leadership programs the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA, high school fraternity) and the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG, high school sorority) have been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences, shaping the confidence and character of more than 400,000 alumni who are among the most prominent figures in business, politics, academia, the arts and Jewish communal life. Now, BBYO’s network of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers and philanthropists serves as the Jewish community’s most valuable platform for delivering to the post Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience fun, meaningful and affordable experiences. With year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences, BBYO’s broad program menu enables teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values.
Please note that BBYO should not be referred to as the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, but rather as “BBYO.”
For more information on BBYO, please visit www.bbyo.org