SUMMER 2020 EXPERIENCES

BBYO’s Summer Experiences have always provided Jewish teen leaders around the world with a space to explore their leadership styles, Jewish identities, and roles as global citizens. Now, teens feel the need for these environments more than ever—to build relationships, to educate themselves about the potential they possess, and to learn how to mobilize and take action.

Although the COVID-19 outbreak precluded us from running our traditional summer programs in accordance with our high standards of wellness and excellence, we knew a summer without BBYO’s leadership development experiences wasn’t an option. We are excited to offer fun and meaningful digital programs below, all with an emphasis on growing community leadership skills and friendships, and engaging with mentors and role models, while instilling a sense of purpose, inspiration, and connection among participants. Pick your favorite and we’ll see you soon!

 

CLTC connect
Rising Grades: 10-11

In this exclusive members-only program, small groups of 12 to 15 participants will explore the foundations of leadership through team building, project challenges, interactive content, and customized learning opportunities. Participants will develop new leadership skills, form a new community of close friends, and have a great time participating in challenges together.

CLTC Connect is being offered on several different dates and times throughout the summer. Visit the program page to learn more, see the schedule, and find a time that works best for you.

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"As we approach the summer months, although it’s disappointing not to have in-person camp to look forward to, what gives me hope is how quickly the Jewish people adapt. How together, in novel and innovative ways, we’re going to support each other, develop new ways to connect and engage, and look optimistically towards the future."

- Emily Kolodney, 75th Anita M. Perlman International N’siah (teen president)

Movement Makers
Rising Grades: 11-12

In this exclusive members-only leadership development program for teens who want to further advance their leadership abilities, you'll be empowered to take your learning to the next level. You’ll learn how to transform your local community, shape our worldwide movement, and gain valuable experience in collaboration and communication.

Movement Makers is being offered on a few different dates and times throughout June and July. Visit the program page to learn more, see the schedule, and find a session that works best for your schedule.

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We want any Jewish teen, anywhere, to have the opportunity to have a full and fun summer. That's why we're working to offer maximum flexibility for these programs. Regardless of your time zone, interest, or other commitments, there's an experience that's right for you. Check out the individual program pages to learn more!

 

Anita M. Perlman BBG Leadership Academy
Rising Grades: 11-12

For 76 years, the International Order of the B’nai B’rith Girls has been a sisterhood for young Jewish women committed to their heritage, community, and desire to make a difference in the world. In this week-long initiative, BBGs will join leaders from major companies and key influencers in the Jewish world for an exclusive experience that will help develop skills in entrepreneurship, communication, self-advocacy, and personal brand building.

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"Since 1924, the team at BBYO has been developing meaningful and engaging programs for teens. This wealth of knowledge makes me confident that, even as we pivot our longstanding summer traditions, we can do so in a way that maintains the spirit and authenticity of a classic BBYO summer. We can't wait to share our work with you!"

- Robyn Judelsohn, Senior Vice President, Immersive Experiences

Jewish Enrichment Innovations
Rising Grades: 9-12

With a range of program options designed to let you explore Judaism through the lenses of history, tradition, storytelling, and pop culture, you’ll have a unique opportunity to discover your Jewish identity alongside a diverse community of peers and educators. Stimulating topics such as coronavirus and racism, anti-Semitism, and masculinity will be explored and discussed in these sessions.

In addition to Jewish enrichment sessions, we are also offering four different song leading-focused “chugim,” where you can explore your love of music, songwriting, and performance in a small group setting. Visit the program page to learn more about these options, see the schedule, and sign up.

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"Being in AZA has not only helped me meet other teens, but it has given me some of my best friends for life. We've learned so much about how to lead together, and I know my brother Alephs will always have my back."

- Max C., BBYO Member

Elevating AZA: Building the Future of the Aleph Zadik Aleph
Rising Grades: 10-12

Since the start of the Grand Order of the Aleph Zadik Aleph, our worldwide fraternity has shaped the lives of hundreds of thousands of young Jewish men. In this exclusive week-long program, we'll focus on expanding the influence of Alephs across our worldwide Movement and re-imagine how we mobilize across North America and around the world, we’ll explore organizing and leadership modalities that speak specifically to teenage guys, and spend time with experts who are focused on building the leadership capacities of young men.

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Need-based scholarship is available to families. Contact [email protected] for additional information or with any questions about our Summer 2020 experiences.