February is the month we celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month. The second full week in February (February 13-19, 2022) is set aside to celebrate National FBLA Week. It is during this time that we “toot our horns”; celebrate the accomplishments of FBLA chapters and their members and advisers; highlight the value of FBLA to our members’ personal and leadership growth; and conduct special activities each and every day during that special week.
National FBLA has reconfigured the suggested activities for the week and has distributed a chapter planning guide for the week. The planning guide is attached.
The link to the FBLA Week page is: https://www.fbla-pbl.org/fbla-pbl-week/
The link to the FBLA Week planning guide is: https://www.nxtbook.com/fbla/fbla/fbla-pbl-week-2022/index.php
The daily themes are:
Sunday, February 13: National Theme Day
Monday, February 14: Adviser Appreciation Day (also happens to be Valentine’s Day)
Tuesday, February 15: National President’s Forum AND Share Your Story Day
Wednesday, February 16: Chapter Networking Day
Thursday, February 17: Business Development Day
Friday, February 18: FBLA Spirit Day
Saturday, February 19: Community Service Day
National Multimedia Contest
Business Card Contest
National President’s Forum (via Zoom) — registration is open
National Treasurer’s Financial Panel (via Zoom) — registration is open
Regional Networking Night
If you wish to try and secure an FBLA Week Proclamation, here is suggested wording you might consider using the following wording.
You can reach out to your local municipalities (cities, townships, boroughs, etc.); your school boards; your county commissioners, etc. What would be really great to see groups of chapters in the same county join together to seek a proclamation from the county commissioners and have representatives from the chapters present at the meeting where the proclamation will be approved.
SUGGESTED PROCLAMATION WORDING
WHEREAS, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit educational organization whose first chapter was established in Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1942; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s first FBLA chapter was chartered at Blairsville High School in Indiana County in 1943; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania FBLA was officially chartered as a state chapter in 1952; and
WHEREAS, (Your School Name) officially chartered its FBLA local chapter on (insert date here/contact state office for charter date); and (contact the state office if you want your official charter date)
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania FBLA has grown now to encompass 9,000 members statewide and over 125,000 members and advisers nationwide in middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, career and technical schools, and private business schools; and
WHEREAS, FBLA-PBL is a professional business organization dedicated to bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs; and
WHEREAS, members perform community service activities and strive to build a student’s understanding of the realities of the modern business world; and
WHEREAS, FBLA teaches middle school and high school students basic business and leadership principles; and assists in the transition from school to work;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, (insert official’s name and title here) (insert name of state, county, city, borough, township, school district here) do hereby proclaim February 13-19, 2022,as NATIONAL FBLA-PBL WEEK in the State of ( ) or County of ( ) or City of ( ) or Borough of ( ) or Township of ( ) or School District of ( ).