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What is the business with FBLA

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Future Business Leaders of America, otherwise known as FBLA, is considered to be the largest Business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world. Every single year, FBLA gets credit for helping over 230,000 student members prepare for their careers in business after high school and if they choose to attend college. The amount of FBLA assisted students would not be anywhere close to what it is today without their powerful, motivating mission: “FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.”

FBLA does not take much to be a part of, and the rewards after joining are endless. To be a part of FBLA, complete the membership application and pay the $20 dues that cover the National, State, and Local activities. Mrs. Nations, an FBLA, CTSO Advisor, mentions the numerous fun events that are available to FBLA members and nonmembers. She says, “[their] Annual Operation Christmas Child Packing Party (Goal to pack 400 shoeboxes) will be Nov 13th here at MCHS,” and that “[they] participate in local community events (Madison Co Fair Exhibits, MCHS Trunk or Treat, Rec Dept Halloween in the Park).”

When considering what FBLA can do to help you prepare for college, looking at the different competition opportunities can be very helpful. According to Mrs. Nations, “Students have over 50 competitions they can select from for Region Leadership Conference in Dec. and State Leadership Conference in Mar. ( if they advance to the state level or select a straight to state event). Students have numerous study materials available for preparation for the competition: “If it is a performance event, we offer practice sessions after school to prepare.” Whether students decide to participate in competitions or not, FBLA’s ultimate goals are still to develop leadership understanding, to understand how business impacts all sectors, to develop technical skills to solve problems and, especially, to create post-graduation career plans. FBLA is guaranteed to provide long-term benefits to every student that gives it the chance.

 

Madison County’s very own FBLA club has very impressive, well-educated members, including their President, KrisAnna Kinsey. She has been well benefited because of her participation in FBLA. Kinsey says, “I love how much FBLA has helped me become closer to and better qualified for my dream job as a marketing manager.” It is obvious that she thinks very highly of this club and what it has to offer. She says that she encourages everyone to join FBLA because “it is definitely a club that helps all of its members grow into amazing people.” Kinsey is living proof that joining FBLA, and other similar clubs to it, can greatly improve one’s skills and success in the future post high school.

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