The Berrien Middle School FBLA chapter is unleashing their leadership skills this year by giving back to their community. The local chapter chose to collect toys for the Toys for Tots program as their community service project for December.
Students in the Business Connections classes at Berrien Middle School and the FBLA Middle level chapter collected monetary donations for Toys for Tots. A total of $180 was collected. The chapter went shopping and purchased a variety of toys to donate to the Toys for Tots box placed at the school.
The FBLA chapter also performed in the school’s annual Christmas program. Two different groups of FBLA members entertained the audience with their performances. One group performed dance moves to Tik Tok songs and the other group performed the Mean Girls version of “Jingle Bell Rock.”
One of the foundations of FBLA is community service. The central focus of FCCLA is the family. Both organizations encourage the development of individual and group involvement to improve home, business, and community. Berrien Middle School FBLA and FCCLA partnered together in a project that centered on family and community service. They sold lemonade and cookies to support the March of Dimes.
FBLA and FCCLA members baked a variety of cookies for the sale. Chocolate chip, lemon, sugar, double chocolate, and peanut butter cookies were included on the menu. FBLA members also put their entrepreneurial skills to work by creating a lemonade stand. They designed and painted the signage for the stand and created the menu board. They also prepared lemonade and operated the stand during each lunch.
The faculty and staff at Berrien Middle School also supported the March of Dimes by participating in “Blue Jeans for Babies” days. All staff members received a Supporter poster and dressed down to support this worthy cause.
The profits received from the lemonade stand and faculty/staff donations will be presented to the March of Dimes. From polio to prematurity the March of Dimes focuses on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them. Our local FBLA and FCCLA chapters are helping the March of Dimes fulfill their mission.