On October 11 at Laser Blaze, a laser tag, arcade, and mini golf facility in St. Matthews, Teen Connection got together to have a fun group outing.
Teen Connection is a youth group for Jewish fifth through eighth graders who meet up, socialize and go on fun outings. It is a great taste of BBYO for those thinking about joining when they get to high school. You do not have to be affiliated with a synagogue to attend events.
One of the laser tag games was a team game: the Teen Connection group against three other groups. This gave them a chance to work together to win.
“It’s a rewarding experience for them to learn that by making friends and listening to each other’s ideas they can accomplish goals,” said Mike Steklof, assistant director of youth services.
Jenna Shaps, a sixth grader who attended the event, said, “It was really fun to hang out with my friends. We’re always going to cool places and seeing new things.”
“Teen Connection is really fun because you get to do cool things and hang out with friends that are your religion,” said Ethan Tuvlin, a seventh grader.
The next Teen Connection event is on Sunday, November 8, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The group will be taken to House of Boom, a new indoor trampoline park. Lunch will be provided. To register or to sign up for Teen Connection, contact Mike Steklof at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-238-2774.
Twenty-five Louisville BBYO teens spent October 9-11 at MARKIO Convention in Carlinville, IL. MARKIO Convention was the first ever combined convention for the Mid America Region and the Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region. Louisville BBYO was the biggest city in attendance. During the weekend, teens learned from their counterparts in the other region, got a taste of the international order of BBYO and participated in many inspiring worship services. Laina Meyerowitz, Joey Schuster, and Levi Wolff served on the steering committee for this event.