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In AZA and BBG, there is no limit to your leadership. This is your hub for all of the current opportunities to make an impact on our Movement. Check back often to see what's available!

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The International Leadership Network (ILN)

The ILN is an opportunity for members from every community, regardless of position or grade, to raise their hand to help build our Movement. Whether you want to plan events, envision new ways to strengthen our priorities, or build bridges between our communities across the world—there are endless ways for you to step up and lead. Learn more about the structure and opportunities in the ILN.

Email or text +1-202-852-7019 if you need anything or have an idea for something you don't see here. Please share these opportunities with any Aleph or BBG that you think can make a difference in our Order. Everyone should have the opportunity to apply, so spread this to as many of your friends as possible (groups, emails, text, WhatsApp, GroupMe, etc.). Talk to you soon!

Step 1: Join the ILN

Fill out the ILN Welcome form to be officially welcomed into the International Leadership Network. Whether you're signing up for one opportunity, three, or ten, you only need to fill this form out once. We can't wait to get to know you.

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Step 2: Sign Up

Sign up or apply for any of the ILN Opportunities that you are interested in below. 🤔

Advisor Task Force – Closes September 15

The Advisor Task Force will be a partnership of teens, professional staff and advisors who collaborate to develop specific projects that support advisor recruitment, training, and community building. Potential projects can include launching an advisor appreciation campaign, planning a virtual Advisor Leadership Training Conference, and more.We are looking for dedicated, thoughtful, and innovative Alephs and BBGs who love their advisors and are excited to celebrate and empower them worldwide.

This opportunity will close on September 15th. Please email acohen@bbyo.org if you have any questions.

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97th Grand Aleph S'gan

Applications for the appointment of the 97th Grand Aleph S'gan are open now. See the declaration packet for more information.
Declare by September 19.

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All Abilities Inclusion 🤗

Join the team who's making sure that BBYO has a space for every and all Jewish teens who want to be in our Movement.
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Aleph Engagement 📘

Work towards elevating, growing, and inspiring the Aleph experience.
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Anyone who identifies with the Aleph Zadik Aleph can join this committee at any time.

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BBYO Sings 🔊

Interested in anything and all things musical, instruments and singing? BBYO Sings is the team for you. Join BBYO Sings: BBYO's musical heartbeat and get the Movement groovin'.
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Climate Crisis 🏞️

Join with other passionate BBYO teens to fight the urgent climate crisis around the world and fight for sustainability and climate awareness across the BBYO Movement and more.
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Genocide Education ☮️

Support BBYO's efforts for worldwide implementation of Holocaust and Genocide awareness education and legislation, and work on the BBYO Zikaron BaSalon Campaign to host Holocaust survivors locally.
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Gender Inclusivity

This group will support adding sibling into BBYO’s language, building inclusive Separates, establishing responsibilities for teen leaders, and keeping gender inclusivity at the forefront.
Apply for leadership by October 31, or join anytime.

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Healthy Relationships 🤝

Become a part of the teen-lead team working to create safe spaces for every BBYO teen. Work on strengthening and creating BBYO resources and programming around healthy relationships across the Order.
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Jewish Enrichment ✡️

Judaics are core to our Movement’s identity. Work to strengthen our core through spearheading initiatives and programming for meaningful Jewish moments.

Apply for leadership by October 17, or join anytime.

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LGBTQ+ 🌈

BBYO is for every Jewish teen. Sign up for the incredible committee who are  creating experiences and safe-spaces, coaching our peers, and building resources and programming for our LGBTQ+ members and allies.
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Membership 🎉

Our members are the heart of our Movement. Join this squad to celebrate all things BBYO membership as a part of either the Membership Celebration Team or Chapter Support Team.
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Mental Health 🧠

Let's break the stigma. Come together with other BBYO teens to program, create experiences and build resources, and provide a safe space for teens to talk about Mental Health.
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Racial Justice Education

Join this important BBYO teen-lead team to work on education, programming, resource-building and actionable initiatives and change to fight injustices against BIPOC around the world.
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Rise UP👆

Work on our newest BBYO Initiative, Rise UP, to fight the rise of antisemitism around the world by working on educational experiences, programming, speakers, legislation, and partners.
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Jewish Enrichment Target Chapters

Chapters who are interested in elevating their Jewish experiences have the opportunity to be paired with a Jewish Education Consultant who will provide individualized and consistent throughout the year. Chosen chapters will receive coaching and funds to enhance programming around Jewish holidays, Shabbat, and movement initiatives, through the entire year (August 2021 - June 2022).

Interested? Every chapter in the order is eligible to apply. Applications close on Sunday, August 1st, so apply before then to considered. Any questions? Email Rachael Woodward at rwoodward@bbyo.org.

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Ambassadors Trips

This April, Alephs and BBGs from around the world will participate in one-of-a-kind exchanges with ZWST in Germany and JDC's Active Jewish Teens' in the Former Soviet Union. Learn more in the registration form below.

Ambassadors to Germany: Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18
Ambassadors to the former Soviet Union: Sunday, April 18 - Tuesday, April 20

Registration has closed. If you're still interested in joining us, please email azabbg@bbyo.org.

Ambassadors to Germany and Ambassadors to the Former Soviet Union have been made possible with the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Aleph Engagement Task Force

Work with Alephs and BBYO professionals to advance BBYO's engagement, recruitment, hosting, and program strategies to reach, inspire, and involve more Jewish teen males.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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All Abilities Inclusion Task Force

The All Abilities Inclusion Task Force will create programs and resources for communities with a focus on people of all abilities, lead planning for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (February), promote BBYO participation in Jewish Disability Advocacy Day, and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interview on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Arnie Weiner Staff Award Nomination

The Arnie Weiner Award for Professional Excellence in Furthering the Principles of AZA and BBG is presented at BBYO’s Professional Staff Conference, to one member of BBYO’s professional staff for their service and commitment to the values and ideals of AZA and BBG. If you know a staff member who is deserving of this award, nominate them here!

Please feel free to nominate any eligible BBYO staff who you believe displays and honors the principles of AZA and BBG by November 9th. Chapter advisors are not eligible.

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BBYO Field Organizing Corps

The BBYO Field Organizing Corps will be responsible for registering voters, pledging voters, working at the pools (and getting their friends ther too), promoting deadlines, running events, and educating teens about voting. This team will be the core team running BBYO's Voice Your Vote campaign.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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BBYO Sings

The BBYO Sings Committee is the place where musical leadership is fostered in BBYO. The goal is to build a cohort of musical leaders within BBYO who can lead their peers in worship, songleading, and community building through music.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rachel Dingman at rdingman@bbyo.org. This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Climate Crisis Task Force

The Climate Crisis Task Force is a cohort of teens committed to building a more liveable future through advocacy, education, and international organizing. The Task Force works to make BBYO programs more environmentally friendly and advocates for the protection of the Earth's environment and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

Teams have been assigned but we are still accepting new members. Email bbyoclimatecrisis@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

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CLTC Hype Squad

Are you passionate about CLTC? Do you like presents? Are you ready to make sure your friends near and far have the time of their lives at CLTC 2021? We know you are! Go below and click the Join button to join the most hype hype squad of them all!

This application is rolling, so sign up as soon as you're ready to jump in! We'll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Coordinator - Ambassadors to Bulgaria, South Africa, and Argentina

Ambassador programs are a part of our Passport summer experiences which give Alephs and BBGs the opportunity to engage with and explore the Jewish community in either Argentina, Bulgaria, or South Africa, participate in community service, and grow as a global leader. If you're interested in serving as a coordinator for one of these amazing experiences, this if for you!

Applications for this opportunity will close on Wednesday, November 4th. Positions are limited, please see the application for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Maya at nsiah@bbyo.org or Ben at godol@bbyo.org.

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Coordinator - Camp BBYO

Camp BBYO is a brand-new summer experience which offers teens a super fun week of camp activities with BBYO friends. Participants will enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including sports, Maccabiah (color war), swimming, music, art, and more. A Camp BBYO Coordinator has experience in the world of traditional summer camp and is excited to get started.

Applications for this opportunity will close on Wednesday, November 4th. Please see the application for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Maya at nsiah@bbyo.org or Ben at godol@bbyo.org.

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Coordinator - Movement Makers

Movement Makers is a brand new exclusive 12-day leadership development program which is offered later in the summer. Teens will learn how to take their leadership to the next level through enhancing collaboration and communication skills. A Movement Makers coordinator is someone who has previously participated in a BBYO core leadership experience, is excited about leadership, and ready to get started!

Applications for this opportunity will close on Wednesday, November 4th. Please see the application for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Maya at nsiah@bbyo.org or Ben at godol@bbyo.org.

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Eastern European Council

We are looking for 10 European teens who will work together to bring the Eastern European community closer together through different initiatives, projects, and programs. If you want to be more involved in the Eastern European community and are able to motivate your peers, this is the opportunity for you.

This council is limited to active teens from Eastern Europe who are not currently President of their community and will close on October 11th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Maja Vizentaner at MVizentaner@bbyo.org.

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Explore Israel Committee

The Explore Israel Committee (EIC) serves as a hub of idea generation, open conversation, and resource collection to bring Israel awareness and dialogue to the AZA & BBG experience around the world. Through small group work in Chevrutah on passion projects, the EIC elevates the frequency and strengthens the content of Israel-centric programming. This committee will additionally lead (at least) monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Gamechanger Granting Committee – Closes September 15

Gamechanger Grants are a crucial tool to help us create exciting and innovative chapter programs and grow our chapters. This year, we’re excited to level up Gamechanger Grants like never before -- receiving a Gamechanger Grant will now also come with personalized coaching so that each chapter awarded a grant has the support to meet (and surpass!) its goals. We’re excited for how this’ll raise the bar for chapter program excellence across the Movement.

This opportunity will close on September 15th. Please email acohen@bbyo.org if you have any questions.

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Genocide Education Committee

The Genocide Education Committee will advocate for, support, and endorse Holocaust and genocide education legislation on state and local levels. In addition to the above, this group will steward BBYO's Zikaron BaSalon campaign, create resources for all Alephs and BBGs to use to advocate in their home communities and beyond, and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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International Service Fund (ISF) Committee

The ISF (International Service Fund) is AZA & BBG’s Global Treasury. As communities, chapters, and individuals donate to the ISF, it gives AZA & BBG’s teen leadership network the opportunity to choose how to make an impact on behalf of the Movement, whether that be through scholarship, philanthropy, crisis relief response, or otherwise. The ISF Committee is made up of Alephs and BBGs who are aspiring to seek out personal contributions, so that the AZA & BBG can continue to give back, something central to principles and values we have within BBYO and as Jewish people.

This opportunity will close October 4th. If you have any questions, please email Nolan Hausler at nhausler@bbyo.org.

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LGBTQ+ Task Force

The LGBTQ+ Task Force will create tools for communities to faciliate conversations and programs with a focus on LGBTQ+, lead the planning of BBYO Global Pride (June), and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Maccabi Tzair Fellowship

The Maccabi Tzair Fellowship is will strive to connect Israeli teens to the Jewish world outside of Israel, instilling contents and skills from the world of “Shlichut”, and build a global network of Jewish leaders that will carry on this involvement through their adult life. This is a great opportunity for any and all Jewish teens in Israel.

This opportunity is only for Israeli teens and will close on September 10th. Please forward any questions to Nitzan Ben Shaya at nbenshaya@bbyo.org.

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Maimonides Moot Court Competition Team

Maimonides Moot Court Competition (MMCC) is a program for high school students to grapple with modern ethical challenges through a prism of Jewish legal tradition. We are looking for 15 teens or more to field 2-3 teams that will represent BBYO at this premiere event and help us bring home this year’s trophy.

This opportunity will close on October 15th and team meetings will begin October 18th. Please forward any questions to Rabbi Mier Tannenbaum at mtannenbaum@bbyo.org.

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Membership Task Force

The Membership Task Force will identify and help execute on building stronger pipelines and growing membership locally and throughout the order with a focus on North America and lead monthly events, rallies, trainings, or info sessions on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Mental Health Task Force

The Mental Health Task Force will create tools for communities to faciliate conversations and programs with a mental health focus, lead the planning of Mental Health Awareness Month (May), and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand with a mental health focus.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Press Corps

Interested in journalism, writing, or hosting? Want to be the liaison between the movement and our news? Join the Press Corps– we'll capture stories from around the Movement to provide ongoing updates for The Shofar: The International Newsletter of AZA & BBG, serve as live news anchors for movement moments, and manage the TikTok for the Movement. We’re looking for a cohort of Alephs and BBGs to keep the content coming.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you're ready to jump in. Opportunities for leadership positions are now closed. Any questions? Email Ryan Ladd at rladd@bbyo.org.

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Racial Justice Education Task Force

The Racial Justice Education Task Force is a cohort of teens working towards both educating and providing tangible action steps for the Movement to take regarding the injustices that the Black community, Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC) face across the world. This includes (but won’t be limited to): creating actively anti-racist BBYO environments, formalizing BBYO’s support through written legislation, educating on voter suppression, providing teens with opportunities to learn from professionals, and lifting the voices of BIPOC.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Rise UP Task Force

The Rise UP Task Force will work to establish Rise UP as a Movement priority by building programming resources, launching the Rise UP website, and continuing to combat anti-Semitism. The Task Force will work with professionals in the Jewish community to lift the voices of Jewish teens and speak out against anti-Semitism.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Standing Up for Upstanders Task Force

COVID-19 has affected so many people around the world, but we can’t forget about the people who risk their lives and their health for strangers every day. It’s time that we give back to them and thank them for all that they do. We are looking for a cohort of leaders to help us drive how we as a Movement can respond to the COVID crisis by raising money, building service projects, and hosting programs on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Virtual Shabbat Task Force

The Virtual Shabbat Task Force will help to curate and implement virtual Shabbat and Havdalah programs. We will work together to create multiple Shabbat and Havdalah experiences throughout the summer that highlight different global communities and offer experiences that represent BBYO’s pluralistic approach to Judaism.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Wellness Task Force

The Wellness Task Force will create tools for communities to facilitate conversations and programs with a wellness focus, build and run virtual and in-person Zen Zone experiences, and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

This opportunity is rolling, so sign up as soon as you’re ready to jump in! We’ll keep welcoming new members every few weeks.

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Constitutional Task Force | Due Friday, October 19

The Constitutions of the Grand Order of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the International Order of the B'nai B'rith Girls are the chief governing documents of our Orders. We're looking for those government and democracy lovers (you might call us nerds?) who want to help update our Constitutions. Apply to join the Constitutional Task Force and jump right into editing, aligning, and modernizing these historical documents.

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Sustainability Task Force | Due Friday, October 19

Join Rose Leveen, of Evergreen Region, and Hannah Merenstein, of Rocky Mountain Region, as we launch our inaugural Sustainability Task Force! If you're a lover of tikkun olam and believe that we can keep planning the high quality AZA and BBG experiences we all love while making more sustainable choices, you're in the right place. Raise your hand to help out and join the Sustainability Task Force.

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Press Corps | Rolling Application

The Press Corps is AZA and BBG's international news network. Join correspondents from around the world in sharing stories through writing, photos, and videos for The Shofar, our official newsletter. We are currently looking for some awesome Alephs and BBGs to join our team who love social media, storytelling, and communications.

Correspondent Job Description:

  • Submit at least one post for The Shofar per month.

  • Takeover BBYO Insider Snapchat story at local experiences.

  • Participate in viral video campaigns.

  • Record videos and take photos at local events.

  • Record vlog style interviews and testimonials.

Correspondent Open Positions:

Active Jewish Teens: Belarus
Active Jewish Teens: Georgia
Active Jewish Teens: Kazakhstan
Active Jewish Teens: Moldova
Active Jewish Teens: Russia
Active Jewish Teens: Ukraine
Active Jewish Teens: Uzbekistan
Australia
Austria
Balkans: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Balkans: Croatia
Balkans: Slovakia
Balkans: Macedonia
Bulgaria
China
Colombia
Connecticut Valley
Denmark
Eastern Canada
Eastern: Dixie
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Hagoschrim: Switzerland
Hungary
Italy
Jew Beyachad: Latvia
Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Keystone Mountain
Lithuania
Macabi Tzair: Uruguay
Maccabi Tzair: Israel
Manhattan
Mid-America: Kansas City
Mid-America: Omaha
Mexico
Miami
New England
Northwest Canada
Northern Region East: Baltimore
Ohio Northern
Poland
Red River
Rocky Mountain
Romania
South Jersey
Spain
Turkey
Vancouver

Call for Legislation

The Executive Body, which consists of all council, regional, and country presidents, meets in-person twice a year and virtually throughout the year to vote on legislation from you and your peers to move us forward. We update the constitution, vote on our Movement Priorities, commit AZA and BBG to tackling big issues, introduce new campaigns and initiatives, and celebrate major achievements.

One of the most beautiful parts of AZA and BBG is the ability for any member to have a voice in what they'd like to see for our Movement. What's your vision for how we move forward?

Submit legislation for August Executives Conference, open now.

Submit Legislation

If you need a little help writing your legislation, take a look at the legislation docket from August Executives Conference 2018. If you have questions, email azabbg@bbyo.org.

Start a Chapter

One of the greatest legacies any Aleph or BBG can leave is starting a new chapter or launching a new community in their council, region, or country. This is one of the fastest ways to grow BBYO around the world.

But why would you start a new chapter? Great question. There are three important questions to think about when it comes to chapter start-up:

  1. Does your chapter have enough leadership opportunities for everyone involved?

  2. Are there specialized groups of people in your community that could form a chapter (e.g., Summer camp alumni or Russian-speaking Jews)?

  3. Is there a city, town, or suburb in your area that has Jewish people, but no chapter?

There are many reasons to start a new chapter. Utilize these tools below to guide you through the process for creating and sustaining a new AZA, BBG, or BBYO chapter.

Chartering Process

Follow these steps to officially launch your AZA, BBG, or BBYO chapter. If you're looking for a Name Change Petition, head here. For more information, check out the Chapter Chartering Process Overview.

Working on something cool?

Hey, there's a lot of you out there! Sometimes we don't hear about everything going on. If you're working on an awesome project in your chapter, have a really cool idea for something AZA and BBG could implement, or have resources we could be utilizing on the International level, let us know! We love hearing from you.

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