As part of our 25th anniversary series, we are featuring stories from young leaders who #MakeItHappen in their communities. This story comes to us from BBYO, the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.
Brittany Bruck is a junior at Northview High School in Atlanta, Georgia. She recently returned from coordinating BBYO’s Fall Teen Issue Summit, Hunger Is Not A Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness and Advocacy, where nearly 80 teens met in Detroit, Michigan to learn, volunteer and advocate to fight hunger.
Detroit, Michigan faces a series of challenges, but this did not scare away the dedicated teens of BBYO. On November 10-12, nearly 80 Jewish teens flooded in to Detroit to learn about the issue of hunger in the U.S., help those in the Michigan community experiencing hunger and gain the tools necessary to advocate for individuals in their home communities.