“Help your chapter organize and conduct an environmental service project, i.e., litter clean-up, donate energy efficient light bulbs to senior citizens, celebrate Earth Day, volunteer to help teachers ‘clear the clutter’ and clean up their classrooms, sponsor a coloring contest (using an environmental picture) for elementary students after presenting a skit or presentation about the environment, etc.“
This is a great activity for you and your chapter because it has so many benefits. Not only are you helping to create a better atmosphere for your school and community, but you can count these service hours towards the Community Service Awards, and you are helping to promote FBLA through community involvement and servant leadership. This activity also spreads awareness about the environment and what citizens can do to improve it.
“Develop an FBLA game show, an FBLA music video, or a reality show about FBLA. Prepare a story board and using electronic media such as video, YouTube, podcast, etc.” With such a versatile prompt, you can use this to promote different aspects of FBLA based on your chapter’s needs. If you’re trying to recruit new members, you can make it about membership benefits. If you’re trying to encourage seniors to stay involved, you can promote scholarship opportunities provided by FBLA. You can also use it to promote studying for events, make meetings more lively, and use it to promote national programs such as BAAs.
This month’s activity comes from the Bronze Level. We’ll be focusing on Activity 2: Be a HERO for Babies from the category Service: Super Star.
This activity is all about our national service partner The March of Dimes. To complete this activity you don’t have to organize a march or fundraise. The goal of this activity is to spread awareness of the March of Dimes and their mission with those in your community. You are asked to create a rack card, which is basically a postcard that is covered in information on both sides. You can use information on the March of Dimes website, or from what you have seen from what your chapter does to support this organization. If you don’t know where to start, here are a few ideas:
- the mission of March of Dimes
- past success of the organization
- where the money donated goes
- information for where to donate
- the March of Dimes logo
- pictures of babies that have been impacted by the organization
The above are suggestions for what to include on your rack card. You have the freedom to convey any message you think is important. Not only does this card help you advance to the next level of your LEAD program, but it can also be used at a chapter meeting or in the community to promote our national service partner.
“Design an advertisement and an audio public service announcement promoting FBLA’s competitive events program.”
The competition season is well underway! With your chapter finalizing preparations for the Region Leadership Conferences and starting preparations for the State Leadership Conference, this public service announcement will not only promote competitive events for this competition season, but can also be used by your chapter in the years to come.
Take the opportunity to promote new or modified events (i.e. Political Science) to spark interest in and encourage competing in a new division of FBLA. You can also take the opportunity to introduce topics for performance events, guidelines required for each conference level, and the type of dress appropriate for that event. This activity is a great way for you and your chapter to explore the world of competition through new lenses.
“Prepare an agenda for two (2) chapter meetings.”
This activity enhances the idea of organization in your local chapter meetings. Whether or not you are a local chapter officer, this will create more orderly meetings and activities as a whole for your chapter. You could even put various members on a rotation for agenda-writing so that you can all work towards the Business Level of your BAAs together. Also keep in mind that agendas can be submitted for chapter challenges such as Super Sweeps. Not only will this allow your meetings stay on task and allow your chapter to earn recognition, but it can also serve as a template so that you can mentor upcoming members for the coming years.