What is BBYO
BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For more than 80 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. Many of BBYO’s 250,000 alumni, who are among the most prominent figures in business, politics, academia, the arts, and Jewish communal life, claim it is BBYO to which they "owe it all."
Our Mission and Vision
More Jewish Teens, More Meaningful Jewish Experiences
BBYO will be one of the world’s leading Jewish movements, convening and connecting teens of all backgrounds who will become inspired to live Jewish lives while making a difference in the world. AZA and BBG will be recognized as the preeminent leadership training and character development program for the teen audience and will be core to driving the movement forward. Teen Connection will attract pre-high schoolers with a compelling menu of Jewish fun. These entities will meet the needs and interests of a new generation and will challenge the entire Jewish teen community to celebrate and contribute to their heritage. BBYO’s umbrella of innovative experiences – service and action, college and career prep and travel – and technologies will provide the Jewish community with a robust and effective way of delivering meaningful Jewish content to teens. These efforts will be supported by a Friends & Alumni Network, a caring community of stakeholders who ensure BBYO’s vibrancy and affordability in local communities by raising money and offering support to BBYO’s talented and passionate professionals, volunteer advisors and teens. BBYO will be an employer of choice and its professionals will receive exceptional leadership development opportunities, making them some of the most capable and desired leaders in the not for profit world. BBYO’s operating model will feature the use of technology and a strong international office to minimize administrative costs and maximize system-wide growth through best practice sharing, collaboration and partnerships which enhance the BBYO brand and add value to the BBYO experience.