Leadership Campaign


Reaching over 70,000 teens in 54 countries around the world, and with a rich history spanning close to a century, BBYO has a long-standing and far-reaching impact on the lives of young leaders. We refer to them as “leaders” because that is truly what the members of our organization are—capable leaders who have been empowered to take a seat at the table and an active hand in creating opportunities for themselves and their peers.

The leadership model in BBYO provides teens with a toolbox of skills that set them up for success not only in BBYO, but as they move on to higher education, careers, and community leadership. In addition to an emphasis on fostering respect for others and valuing community service, we focus on practical lessons in public speaking, conflict resolution, effective message crafting, program planning and implementation, and much more.

Starting in eighth grade and throughout high school, BBYO members can hold a variety of leadership positions in the organization. These include board positions that can be held for one semester or two, chair positions within a chapter, regional leadership responsibilities, convention coordinating roles, and summer experience planning positions. Visit the leadership opportunities section of our website to learn more about leadership opportunities for members.

Our exclusive members-only summer leadership programs pair the values of AZA and BBG—leadership, service, brotherhood and sisterhood—with the best of camp—athletics, swimming, electives, and more—for one-of-a-kind experiences with an emphasis on developing skills and friendships. Designed for current or aspiring leaders, these programs focus on building skills participants can use throughout their involvement in BBYO, in high school classrooms and communities at home, and throughout life. Visit the summer leadership program section of our website to learn more about these select experiences.

With so many of our alumni emerging as leaders on their college campuses and in their careers, academic decision makers have taken notice of involvement in BBYO as a positive CV highlight. To underscore this, our CEO, Matt Grossman, sends a letter to over 125 college admissions officers every year highlighting aspects of the BBYO high school experience that carry over into a successful college career. You can read the letter here.

"BBYO builds leadership skills, inspires passion for social justice, and promotes creativity and curiosity. Selective universities seek to develop diverse student leadership communities, and a BBYO background is great training to thrive in campus life."

  • Larry Moneta, Duke University, Vice President for Student Affairs (Ret. 2019)

If you’d like to learn more about BBYO membership or any of these leadership opportunities for your teen, please complete the form below and a member of our team will follow up within 48 hours.

“As the generation, so the leader; as the leader, so the generation.” 
– Talmud Yerushalmi, Sanhedrin