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National FBLA Week Resources — February 2-8, 2020

The first full week of February is FBLA-PBL Week. Chapters are encouraged to publicize their activities, boost their membership, and gear up for spring events.

FBLA-PBL Week also coincides with National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.

This is an excellent opportunity to inform the public about the purpose of school-to-work activities and programs. Here are popular ways to celebrate FBLA-PBL Week:

One Month Before: Sample Proclamation
Get your governor, mayor, or county executive involved in FBLA-PBL Week by having them sign a high-profile proclamation.

Sunday: Share Your FBLA-PBL Story Day
Share your FBLA-PBL story on social media. Tell why you joined, your favorite FBLA-PBL memory, or what FBLA-PBL has done for you. Tag your story on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #FBLAPBLWeek.

Monday: National Presidents’ Forum & Fight to the Finish
All three division national presidents (FBLA, PBL, and Professional Division) host a live Internet broadcast to kick off FBLA-PBL Week.

Tuesday: Each One Reach One Day
Talk to peers and community members about your FBLA-PBL experiences. And, of course, ask them to join!

Wednesday: Professional Attire Day/Adviser Appreciation Day
Dress for success and share your appreciation for those that teach, lead, and mentor your chapter.

Thursday: Career Awareness Day
Get involved with your Professional Division and connect with community leaders.  Learn about their career paths.

Friday: FBLA-PBL Spirit Day
Show your FBLA-PBL pride by posting a group photo to the FBLA-PBL Facebook page and using the hashtag
#FBLAPBLWeek on Twitter and Instagram.

Saturday: Community Service Day
Choose a community service project to support. Suggested activities include working with the American Heart Association, volunteering at a homeless shelter, or assisting at a local food bank.

Sample FBLA Week Proclamation
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 charted 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

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania FBLA has grown now to encompass 13,000 members statewide and over 200,000 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 2-8, 2020) ,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 (   ).

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