BBYO is a pluralistic movement of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers and philanthropists that serves as the Jewish community's most valuable platform for delivering to the post- Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience fun, meaningful affordable experiences that inspire a lasting connection to the Jewish people. Their mission is "More Jewish Teens, More Meaningful Jewish Experiences." Research shows that the immediate post-bar/bat mitzvah years are ones in which young Jews turn away from involvement in Jewish experiences. According to a leading study on Jewish teens in North America, 47% of Jewish boys and 34% of Jewish girls consider the bar/bat mitzvah to be a graduation from Jewish life, and the number of parents who encourage their children to participate in Jewish activities from seventh to twelfth grade drops from 72% to 24%. Over the past 90 years, BBYO has worked to reverse this trend. They believe that they can enrich the life of a young person in every profound way. They bring Jewish teens together so they can form powerful, authentic relationships with each other and with inspiring adult role models. They do this by creating compelling Jewish environments and experiences where they feel pride in who they are, in control of their own destiny and a part of something greater than themselves. Teens are invited to participate in hundreds of local chapters in North America, taking part in service and advocacy programming, Jewish education, Israel and international travel and multi-night immersives which take place at camps or hotels throughout the year.