Welcome new FBLA members to an organization with incredible opportunities. I’m sure you’ve heard a friend or another member say many exciting things to describe this organization. There is a plethora of activities and programs to participate in, but allow me to introduce you to the fundamental elements of what makes FBLA so amazing. Here are a few easy ways to get involved this year so you can experience what they’re talking about.
A major part of FBLA involves preparing students in business-related fields and helping them dive into a career of their passion. One awesome way to explore your interests is through our competitive events program where members can choose from a variety of business industries. Computer science, marketing, graphic design, and finance are simply a few areas of what the events range from. If you’re interested in participating in this program, make sure to ask your adviser to register you so you can compete at conferences!
FBLA holds numerous conferences throughout the year for members to attend. Fall Motivational Rally our first conference in October that is held at the National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia, that starts the new membership year with motivational speakers, plans for the new year and carnival activities. Moving on, Fall Leadership Conference in Athens, Georgia, is held in November to help members get advice about competitive events, seek professional networks, and learn at workshops. Other Leadership conferences that pertain to competition are held throughout the school year and part of the summer.
Our organization also encourages members to volunteer. Your local chapter may already be planning some service projects, so go start taking action in causes you believe in! Moreover, to reward members for devoting time to others, we have the Community Service Achievement Awards that record your service hours. Members can achieve 3 levels of recognition, Community, Service, and Achievement by reaching the number of hours required. Talk to your local adviser to receive a login!
As it says in the name, FBLA is a place that fosters leaders. Whether it is through officership or the Business Achievement Awards, members can find their way to emerge as a leader. Officership ranges from local, regional, state, and national levels. Each experience is unique and can teach valuable lessons. In addition, the Business Achievement Awards (BAA) is a membership program that helps members expand their knowledge and involvement in business. There is recognition for every level you complete and there are 4 levels to complete: Future, Business, Leader, and America. Ask your adviser for a BAA login if you are interested in taking part in it!
Hopefully, this article served as a good introduction to the organization and also showed you what you may be interested in.