Hello Mountain Region BBYO!
I hope you all had as much fun as I did at AIT/MIT and Spirit Convention 2010! It truly was a magical adventure... 4 days of learning, fun, meeting new people and expanding our leadership and Judaic skills with 200 other Jewish teens - what isn't magical about that?! All of the participants will get more of a follow up next week, but in the mean time, don't forget to keep in touch with all of your new friends and get excited for Conclave 2011 in April!
Also, don't forget that come January, 8th Graders are officially allowed to join BBYO so bring your brothers/sisters/friends and neighbors! More specific info to be sent out by city.
I hope everyone has a fantastic, restful and fun winter break and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
- Steven Baker, Mountain Region BBYO Program Director
BBYO Teen on MTV Season Finale
Find Out What Wish Came True for an AZA Teen: Watch an interview with Lucas Lendenbaum sharing his experience as a featured guest on the season finale of MTV’s “The Buried Life.”
Last spring the four young stars of MTV’s documentary “The Buried Life” spoke at BBYO’s East Coast Kallah Convention. Their message reflected the focus of their television series which features their attempts to live out their dreams today and not get buried in the typical paths most people take in life, while at the same time recognizing the importance of giving back and helping to make dreams come true for the people they meet along the way. Before wrapping up their remarks at Kallah, they opened up a question to the crowd of 450 teens asking them, “If you could do one thing before you die, what would it be?”
Lucas Lendenbaum, 16, of Gaithersburg, MD walked onto to the stage, took the microphone and with one brief and emotional sentence stated his wish: "My Dad doesn't have a home, and I just want him to have a home."Six months later, the cast from “The Buried Life” decided to make Lucas’s wish part of their season finale episode on November 29. Immediately following the show BBYO aired a live webcast with Lucas, allowing BBYO teens from around the world to ask him questions and hear his reflections on the experience and what it has meant to his family.
Click here to learn more, including links to watch the Season Finale on MTV.com and the recorded interview with Lucas.
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Don't Miss Out!
Registration is open for dozens of BBYO International Experiences.
April - May 2011:
- March of the Living: Experience a two-week, life-altering journey where teens bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust in Poland followed by a celebration of the State of Israel in the Jewish Homeland. Sophomores are eligible for $1,000 off!
- AZA & BBG's Flagship Leadership Development and Judaic Identity programs: CLTC, ILTC and Kallah.
- Summer of Impact experiences through the PANIM Institute of BBYO. Serve new communities and make a real difference in Boston, D.C., the Southwest and Israel!
- Passport to the World, BBYO's global travel program, taking teens to more than 16 countries around the world.
Click here to check out BBYO's Interactive Brochure of Summer Experiences for 2011 featuring videos, photo albums, scholarship information, Facebook quizzes, and more!
- Panim el Panim: Receive advocacy training, participate in service learning and have the opportunity to lobby your elected officials on Capitol Hill -- all in a few days!
- Double Impact Scholarship: Earn a 50 percent scholarship towards the tuition of a domestic Summer of Impact experience and 25 percent towards Impact: Israel by performing 60 hours of community service during the school year!
New PANIM Website!
Check out the new site and learn about all of PANIM's premiere service learning experiences.