Develop local micro-businesses for teens with autism. (85% adults with autism are unemployed. Work with teens in your community to determine what they CAN do. Then develop product or business based on current skill set. Create market (teacher's gifts, etc.).
Many students play a stock market game in their HS business classes, and it is quite popular. The current stock market game would get more attention if you didn't have to pay for it and if it were an actual competitive event. Make this a competitive event, and it would probably be quite popular.
In Georgia FBLA there is a monopoly tournament that concludes at the state level. I believe by taking the winning team from each state there could be a massive game of monopoly played at nationals to see who is the best in the nation. I believe this will give students the opportunity to learn more related to money and making successful deals, but would also be a fun event at nationals!
In order to get more people involved in the BAAs, during the month of February, a score board of chapters/states is posted comparing states with the most BAA awards completed, with a weighted scale of 1 for future to 4 for america, with the national FBLA organization rewarding a small prize or recognition to the state that comes in first- tenth on the leaderboard, with state doing such for chapters.
After completing the BAA's last year, it was hard when I was finishing up the America level. I finished my work, handed it in and received a certificate for completing the BAA's. Then after a few months, I noticed my name was not up on the America Level BAA's. Therefore, my adviser and I went back onto my America level BAA and noticed that it was incomplete due to doing certain tasks wrong. If I was to never recheck ...more »
the logo should be updated
I would like to see pins with officers positions. Ex:
FBLA Local Chapter President, Vice President, Secretary, etc.,
Come out with new items in the FBLA MarketPlace. This can include FBLA rings (similar to class rings and FBLA necklaces (for the ladies). Start a Facebook Page and host a giveaway contest as well as put items on sale during Regionals or State Conferences.
FBLA advisors have many things on their plates, and it's sometimes hard for them to find time for special opportunities such as BAAs. I suggest that student managers be allowed in the BAA program, similar to the role they play in other award programs, such as super sweeps. Student managers should be able to register BAA participants and see progress, but approving the award should be left to the advisor.
Currently, the host state receives priority seating at the National Leadership Conference.
What if we recognized the top 5 BAA "Fight to the Finish" states by offering them preferred seating at the NLC?
This would be piloted at the FBLA Opening General Session this year in Anaheim.
I noticed a job description posted on the national website. While some experience is probably necessary and great, I think that the national office needs some new ideas coming from younger employees, since it really serves the youth. How about looking closely at a former PBL member, who is enthusiastic about FBLA. They might bring a more youthful perspective to market the organization better. BPA and DECA have a diverse ...more »
I want to take the idea of the NLC Photo Booth and make it more readily available to chapters and states the idea is to make it more streamlined so that is easily doable without all the extra equipment. Each state or chapter would be able to connect their Facebook account and have the photos automatically upload to their page. They would also be able to select their logo and the colors for the text.