As I mentioned in my previous post, last week was the annual State Leadership Conference (SLC) for Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). The SLC is a three-day conference held each spring. The conference consists of business meetings, competitive events, seminars, workshops, election of state officers, awards, special programs, and other planned leadership and educational activities. About 2,200 Nebraska students participated in the 2013 SLC.
FBLA is a national career student association for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in business or business education careers. Over 5,300 students in more than 130 high schools in Nebraska participate in the FBLA program. Benefits of FBLA membership are business proficiencies, community responsibility, leadership skills, and self-confidence.
FBLA provides the business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, pursue postsecondary education, or manage personal skills. Members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions by engaging in practical problem-solving and decision-making activities. FBLA members learn the value of competition through directed competitive events.
The FBLA State Advisor for Nebraska is Beverly Newton, who does an incredible job leading the organization.
A few years ago the Nebraska FBLA Foundation Trust was formed. The Nebraska FBLA Foundation Trust is not-for-profit, volunteer-based endowed trust with the purpose of supporting the financial needs of Nebraska FBLA members. The Foundation serves Nebraska FBLA members by providing support for:
- Stipends to assist Nebraska FBLA Competitors to attend the National Leadership Conference.
- Leadership development activities for Nebraska students involved in FBLA activities.
- Student scholarship.
Contributions to the Foundation remain intact and interest from the Trust is used for member support.
This week $50 was contributed to the Nebraska FBLA Foundation Trust…to support a great organization.