Activity 1 (Required): Communications/Service Learning
Donate five (5) hours of community service. (Track your hours and service activities)
- Help a teacher after school
- Volunteer at a local animal shelter
- Donate non-perishable items
- Visit local nursing homes and help residents
- Volunteer at an after-school program
“Participate in a promotional or fundraising project for the March of Dimes.”
This activity is a great way to allow your school to participate in a project with FBLA’s national service partner, the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is an organization designed to research and treat premature births. There are multiple ways to host these types of events. On the fundraising side, you can host a competition between classes over the collection of funds for the March of Dimes. You can also host a March for Babies as a promotional event. By contacting the March of Dimes, you can request merchandise and informational booklets to be distributed or purchased at the march.
“Invite a business leader to speak at a meeting. Write a letter inviting this businessperson to your meeting.”
Business leaders are members of your community with an extreme amount of knowledge and experience in the world of business, and they serve as examples of prospering role models for the business world. Whether it’s the owner of a small store or the CEO of a major corporation, all business leaders exhibit the values of FBLA. Having such an influence at a local chapter meeting can serve as a role model to your members, an inspiration for some to join, and connections for your membership. Business leaders may be willing to partner with your chapter and offer membership incentives at their shop. However, do not be disappointed if the business leader does not make a financial partnership with you. Regardless of the activities after the meeting, your willingness to reach out to a business leader through a letter will make you valuable connections and show you how to communicate with leaders in your community.