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Summer of IMPACT

Responsibility and Passion

The Summer of IMPACT curriculum supports Stand UP, BBYO’s grassroots service, advocacy and philanthropy campaign. Through skills sessions, leadership exercises and peer-led and developed projects teens learn how to lead in a meaningful way and learn skills that can be applied to their experience in school, BBYO and for years to come.

The highlights and benefits of a Summer of IMPACT experience include:

  • A taste for college life while living in the university dorms of the host campus.
  • Learning in classrooms and unique on campus programming from Hillel at the University of Chicago and University of Maryland, and the Office Of High School Programs at Brandeis University.
  • Visiting landmarks and locals’ favorite locations and learning to navigate and live in some of the world’s most exciting cities, making the IMPACT host-city a second home.
  • Opportunities to Stand UP for the issues and causes that matter to participants. Guided by talented BBYO staff, teens learn by doing service, advocacy and philanthropy and have new skills they can use at home, and into young adulthood.

Serve in Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Israel

Service and Advocacy

IMPACT: Boston at Brandeis University

At IMPACT: Boston you will build relationships with peers and new and diverse communities. You’ll be connected with a local non-profit organization to learn about what they do and how they work. Your efforts on the ground will help you understand the issues facing society and learn ways to address these issues at home through your Chapter or Council/Regional Stand UP campaigns.

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IMPACT: Chicago at University of Chicago

IMPACT: Chicago at University of Chicago

At IMPACT: Chicago you’ll do meaningful community service and learn how to fundraise by connecting with and learning from mentors who are leaders in their fields. You’ll learn important skills that you can bring home to your local Stand UP campaign that will make a lasting change.

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IMPACT: DC at the University of Maryland

IMPACT: DC at the University of Maryland

At IMPACT: DC you will learn about current issues and make your voice heard in lobbying sessions with public officials and key decision makers. Whether you’re new to advocacy and service or politics is your passion, through learning sessions, hands-on service projects and advocacy training you’ll be able to Stand UP for the issues you care about in an effective and influential way.

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