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Your Role as a BBYO Parent

BBYO, the world's leading pluralistic, Jewish youth movement, has been helping Jewish parents raise confident, engaged, well-prepared teenagers for more than 90 years. How? By providing safe and enriching programs that the teens design themselves, fostering independent thinking and leadership abilities.

BBYO offers fun activities and meaningful involvement in a Jewish environment, providing teens with enriching Jewish experiences that encourage them to determine for themselves what being a Jew means. Teens who participate in BBYO develop leadership skills and learn the importance of community, thus preparing them for college and other adult endeavors.

BBYO parents are encouraged to GET INVOLVED and learn about your child's BBYO experience. How can you get involved?

*Encourage your teen to attend chapter meetings, functions, and regional programs.
*Encourage your teen to get involved on the chapter level as a board member or chair position or on the regional level as a convention steering member, chair position, or regional board member.
*Help provide transportation when and where necessary. 
*Open your home for a BBYO program. If you do have a program at your home, please be sure you will be home the during the whole program.
*Volunteer to chaperone chapter or regional programs. Contact the regional office for specific dates.
*Communicate with your chapter advisor or regional staff if you have a suggestion, concern, idea, or want to get involved!

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Your teen can receive Leadership and Community Service Hours in BBYO. Click here for the NER Community Service Tracker!

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