FBLA teaches students about leadership roles after graduation

TENNERTON — Mrs. Christy Dean and Mrs. Angie Westfall’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students attended a seminar on Tuesday, October 19 at the Tennerton Library to elect officers, set organizational goals and kick things off for the school year.

FBLA is the largest business career and technical student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.

It focuses on helping students develop competent, aggressive business leadership, strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work, and create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise. A big goal is to encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community. Developing character is a very important role for the FBLA.

Many students graduate not knowing where they are going to go next, so it is very important to receive these resources while they are young. Money management, scholarships, occupational goals, and the transition from school to work are other key topics of focus in FBLA.

Tuesday’s guest speakers included Dr. Susan Aloi (Leadership), Mrs. Kristi Wilkerson (Non-profit), Mr. Matt Jenkins (Business ownership), Mr. Rob Kimble (Investment), and Mrs. Jodie Akers (Director and Business Owner). These local individuals were happy to demonstrate their knowledge and share useful skills that the FBLA students can apply in the organization and in their futures as business leader.

“I’m looking forward to working with all the students this year and watching them grow with FBLA,” Dean noted.


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