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FAN 2012 - 13 37 B B YO ADVISOR “I am happy to support them on their journey.” — Jodi Alperstein, Advisor BBG alumna Jodi Alperstein is making sure that a new generation of Jewish teens has the same opportunities for confidence, leadership and identity building that she herself enjoyed as a BBYO teen. Today, Jodi serves as a BBG advisor with BBYO Great Midwest Region and helps her BBG members plan programs and set goals. Jodi finds giving back as an advisor tremendously rewarding. “It is amazing to volunteer with an organization that you personally received so much from. As a BBYO advisor, I am a part of something important to these teens.” 3,753 Donors Raised FROM ALUMNA TO ADVISOR: $2,052,014 Committees More than 700 men and women volunteer as BBYO chapter advisors. To support their work and the teen experience, new resources including topical webinars and regional Advisor Networks were introduced, so advisors can connect with and learn from each other. In addition, the newly launched Online Certification Program sets standards for advisors, elevates their skills and provides substantive knowledge about BBYO. The program culminates in a formal certificate of achievement. Recent BBYO alumni on campus now have a way to engage with FAN through the BBYO Community Engagement Fellowship. As part of a partnership with Hillel, these youngest BBYO alumni plan meaningful networking, social and Jewish events on campus, with the goal of expanding campus networks of BBYO alumni and Jewish young adults. Fellows were deployed on nine college campuses across North America. At UC Berkeley, the BBYO Fellow organized an event for current members who were considering the university to meet with BBYO alumni undergrads. BBYO FY 2013 Annual Report 9