i was a member in PCR region. On board. Now i joined to make new friends, and i did. i was enjoying up until i went to an Official event. i thought bbyo wasnt supposed to be about drugs. but there was kids smoking weed, drinking, and other stuff. its not ok. I recently quit. i experienced this in 6 different chapters around the PCR region. Some of the Older kids (senior, junior, sophmores) where getting freshmen and 8th graders into drugs. thats not okay with me. And also, there is a lot of racial discrimination. They would use the "n" word a lot! and other terrible and rude words. i do not recomend signing your child in BBYO. its not a good organization
BBYO has provided me and teens across the world with a true Jewish experience. From meeting Jewish teens like myself to learning how to become a Jewish leader in my community, I cannot begin to fathom all the ways that BBYO has affected my everyday life. From BBYO, I have embraced my Jewish Heritage and have learned what it truly means to be a leader.
BBYO gave me the chance to gain leadership experience which has helped me in college. The friends i met will be sisters for life and i know that the girls will always be there for me.
BBYO is absolutely fantastic. The opportunities and friendships that it offers are completely undescribable. It's not just a non profit organization, it's a family of people who all have something in common. The people are all welcoming and happy to see everyone and it's such a warm and positive place.
I am a senior in high school and I have been in BBYO almost 5 years now. I love it more than anything and I could never have met all of the people, attended any of the programs or experienced the Judaism that I have gained if it were not for BBYO. It has changed my life through its great deeds.
BBYO is the single best thing for any Jewish teenager to get involved with the BBYO experience, some of which includes bi-monthly meetings, social action projects, chapter sleepovers, laser tag events, dances, weekend long conventions at a hotel with the rest of our region and much, much more. we learn about our Jewish Heritage and world problems through fun and interactive programs and activities. Everything we do, we do as a chapter. Together, we participate in the movement to make a difference in the world by getting involved in community service projects and fundraisers. But becoming being a part of BBYO is so much more than meetings and programs or anything you can read in a brochure. It’s about discovering your true identity. It’s about expanding your horizons to learn more about yourself from people just like you. It’s about becoming a sister. It’s about becoming part of the sisterhood. I love this organization and any successes I've had so far are all from skills I've learned at BBYO. It is truly amazing how much of a difference it has made in my life.