It is always the right time to make the right choice, so get ready to embark on a journey with this year’s state project, “The Choice Is Yours”. This year’s project places a special focus on helping members become knowledgeable about developing logical arguments for decision-making and having an ethical impact in society.
In addition to having the opportunity to identify personal, business, and online ethical guidelines, chapters will also be challenged to identify the consequences of unethical and illegal conduct. Through fundraising and community service hours in partnership with local charities, chapters will be able to earn awards and recognition by earning various amounts of points.
Points will be rewarded according to how each chapter demonstrates the primary goals of this project. “The Choice Is Yours” will prompt students to achieve goals such as the following: learning internet protection technology and practices; researching major businesses or corporations that have dealt with ethical dilemmas; identifying unethical marketing practices of web based practices and behavior; and demonstrating ethical and legal actions with regards to plagiarism, fair use, and copyright laws. Overall, it is this project’s hope that members come to obtain a better understanding of ethical decision-making and the impact it has on society.
RHS FBLA members donated new toys to children in the hospital on Dec. 17. Conner T., FBLA President, organized the project and collected the toys that were donated by FBLA members. Members of the RHS FBLA Leadership Team, accompanied by advisers and a parent, delivered the toys to children at Floyd Medical Center. They visited for a few minutes with each child as each child selected a toy.
Rockmart High School FBLA participated in the annual Christmas for Kids event at Rockmart High School. During the event all student organizations at Rockmart High School organized games and activities for 1000 Pre-K – 3rd grade students in Rockmart. The children attending the event rotated through the stations set up by each organization. FBLA Leadership Team members: Conner T., Amanda M., and LJ P. created decorations, games, and activities for their station at the event. All members donated one bag of candy to give to the students. This was a fun activity that promoted FBLA at school and in the community.
Our national service partner, the March of Dimes, is a cause dedicated to raising funds to support families raising premature babies. The March of Dimes enables mothers to enjoy healthy, full-term pregnancies, and develops procedures to prevent future premature births. If your chapter is looking for a way to boost engagement amongst your members, consider participating in this year’s March for Babies. Collectively as a chapter, you can help end prematurity.
Visit the March for Babies website at marchforbabies.org. Use the search tool to find an event in your community. Join a walk or start your own!
Berrien Middle School Future Business Leaders of America chapter has been collecting pop top tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. The local FBLA chapter has adopted the tab collection as a year-long community service project. FBLA supports this project because it provides a terrific opportunity for children to get involved and make a genuine contribution to their community. Funds generated from the tab collections goes to the operating expenses of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The collection efforts are in support of a local student who was diagnosed with diabetes during the summer. He was confined to the hospital for several days and his family stayed in the Ronald McDonald House in Macon while he was in the hospital.
A total of 110 pounds of tabs has been collected and delivered to the Ronald McDonald House in Macon. Ronald McDonald Charities states that it takes 1,430 pull tabs to equal one pound. The estimated number of tabs taken to the Ronald McDonald House in Macon would equal 157,300. What is just a piece of aluminum to us becomes a valuable resource to families served by the Ronald McDonald House Charities.