Middle School Program: BBYO Connect
BBYO Connect, formerly known as Teen Connection, is a division of BBYO aiming to create a community of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders through social and meaningful experiences that will serve as a gateway to continued involvement in Jewish life. BBYO Connect offers teens a variety of experiences to help bridge the gap between pre- and post- Bar/Bat Mitzvah and High School programs. The purpose is to provide middle school students with a positive experience in which they can get together with camp, school, and synagogue friends, as well as meet new teens from all over. BBYO Connect allows middle schoolers to begin experiencing the privileges and obligations of being a member of the Jewish and general communities. Focused on Judaic, service and social programming, BBYO Connect builds a network of teens across North America at a critical age when middle school students begin to strengthen their identities, form social circles and prepare for high school and beyond.