Allie Michel, a senior at Providence High and member of Temple Israel, has been involved with local and state chapters of the Bnai Brith Youth Organization, the largest and oldest Jewish youth organization in the world, for more than three years.
Now Michel, 17, has been installed as BBYOs international vice president of programming. She will join 45 board members from around the world, and will plan the 2012 International BBYO Convention in Atlanta in February.
She got involved from day one, said Ellen Goldstein, regional director of the BBYO chapters in North Carolina and southern Virginia. More than 25,000 teens are involved worldwide, Michel said. Its so important to teach the teenagers of today and the leaders of tomorrow how important this is.