BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. They stand by several core values, inclusivity, Jewish identity, active leadership and tradition.
For over 95 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. BBYO aims to welcome all Jewish teens, creating a safe space for them, mentally, physically, emotionally and socially. They strive to give teens the tools and confidence to face adversity and various challenges within their every day lives. Through teen influenced programming, BBYO welcomes Jewish teens from all backgrounds, denominational affiliation, gender, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, including those with a range of intellectual, emotional, and physical abilities. BBYO in partnership with Shalom Corps takes part in Adopt-A-Safta. A community of ‘Grandchildren’ Adopting Lonely ‘Grandparents’. The goal is to train as many volunteers as possible and to connect these two communities; young adults seeking to make meaningful contributions with intergenerational contact, and the lonely elderly in need of warmth and connection while we still are blessed with the presence of this holy generation (SDG-10).