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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:17 am | Updated: 10:18 am, Tue Feb 14, 2012.

From February 16 – 20, Atlanta will host more than 1,100 of the global Jewish community’s brightest thinkers, strategists, philanthropists, and educators from 13 countries, for the largest-ever BBYO International Convention, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement. 

BBYO has partnered with the Marcus Jewish Community Center for this convention, which serves to unite the rising leaders BBYO’s global cadre of teen members, to set the course for the coming year, determine strategies for strengthening BBYO as a youth-led movement and connect teens to the worldwide Jewish community.

 In addition to nearly 900 teen leaders in attendance — with 55 from Atlanta— the convention will bring together BBYO professionals, board of directors and volunteer advisors that represent some of the most passionate, educated and committed leaders in the global Jewish community today. 

 With the BBYO convention theme entitled, “Our Tomorrow Starts Today,” participants will set their focus on making an immediate difference directly in Atlanta and the world as representatives of a movement of more than 31,000 teens. 

The weekend will be headlined by a Day of Service and Advocacy, in which teen participants will disperse throughout Atlanta to 18 service learning sites.

 One track will include the teen-audience premiere and Q & A with the director of “The Bully Project,” a new feature-length documentary that follows “a year in the life” of America’s bullying crisis. BBYO is the only North American-wide teen partner of the The Bully Project and will be the first all-teen audience to view the film. 

To learn more about IC 2012, go to bbyo.org/azabbgic2012.


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