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Highlights from BBYO - Great Midwest Region's 2023-2024 year!

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GMR BBYO had an incredible year! A few of our highlights include:

  • Surpassed our membership goal and now have 865 members, 252 of them joined this year

  • Hosted high quality and meaningful teen-led chapter programs

  • Sold out all of our regional events and conventions

  • Started up two new chapters, one in Oak Park and another on the South Side of the city

  • Sent 45 members to BBYO summer programs

  • Raised $37,459.25 on #givingBBYOday, surpassing our goal of $30,061.22

  • Celebrated BBYO’s centennial birthday! We are excited for another 100 years of BBYO

    BBYO 100th Birthday