Organizations/Clubs such as Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) provide members with community service skills/abilities which will forever be assets to the community, organization and individual members. FBLA members
• Learn about real-world issues, concerns, and needs.
• Matches members' strengths with community needs.
• Provides practical experience in planning and organizing.
• Develops leadership skills.
• Builds recognition and goodwill for the chapter.
• Teaches satisfaction of a job well done.
Palm Beach Gardens High School (FBLA) students were successful at Grove Park Elementary in spreading some holiday cheer to 230 kindergarteners and first graders. Once FBLA members arrived, they separated into different classrooms and had the children participate in activities from games to arts & crafts, as well as a very special visit from Santa.
The first graders had fun playing games such as bingo, pin the star on the tree, and building a snowman. As for the kindergarteners, they were participating in activities such as creating gingerbread men and making Christmas trees and reindeer hats. While busy with the various activities, the students had an unexpected visitor stop by their classrooms with a present for each child consisting of a toy and clothing.
The Palm Beach Gardens High students took much pride in choosing the perfect gift for the child’s name they had selected. According to Tammy Skinner, FBLA Advisor, “In the end, the FBLA students of Palm Beach Gardens High School left feeling great about leaving a lasting impression and making a real difference in the lives of the students at Grove Park Elementary.”
Across the country, the fastest growing division is the FBLA-Middle Level. With more than 20,000 members nationwide, FBLA has exploded at junior high and middle schools. Members participate in a variety of activities including job shadow programs, community service projects, and American enterprise projects.
Members even earn recognition on the local, state, and national levels! The Middle Level Achievement Program (MAP) is an individual member program designed to reward those FBLA-Middle Level members who excel in their participation in a variety of activities in the areas of service, education, and leadership. If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local and state levels, then FBLA-Middle Level is the organization for you.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office Dec. 2013