On Wednesday, November 9, the community is invited to attend the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Take a Future Business Leader to Lunch” event.
At this event, business people are paired with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) high school students so that the students can pick their brains about the business world.
Please consider being one of these “mentors.” The students really take a lot from these experience and it helps to shape their future careers, build contacts and answer their burning questions.
This popular luncheon will take place at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center at 600 South McClelland Avenue in Santa Maria. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the cost for lunch is $15.00.
Those attending are encouraged to sponsor a student’s lunch with their own for an additional $15.00; If you can not attend please still consider sponsoring a student’s lunch as
lunch will be catered by Santa Maria’s VTC Enterprises. Over 100 high school age students from area schools will be in attendance. Schools represented include Santa Maria High, Righetti High, Valley Christian Academy, St. Joseph High, Delta High and Pioneer Valley High.
The agenda will include presentation of two Youth of the Month awards and participation from oﬃcers of local Future Business Leaders of America chapters. Guest speakers will include Jill Gomez, a former FBLA student who is now a Premier Banker at Wells Fargo.
Please consider participating and/or sponsoring a student for lunch. RSVPS are due by Nov 4. Register online here: http://santamariavalleychamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/fbla-future-business-leaders-of-america-luncheon-11-09-2011
The FBLA Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. FBLA brings their mission to life through the application of their Motto: Service, Education, and Progress.
• Promote competent, assertive business leadership
• Strengthen confidence of students in themselves and their work
• Create interest in and understanding of American business enterprise
• Encourage development of individual projects to improve home, business, and community
• Facilitate the transition from school to work
• Assist students in the establishment of career goals
• Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty
• Encourage and practice sound financial management
• Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism