Please join us on Wednesday, November 14, for the “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.
This year, 60 business leaders and community members are needed to match up with our 60 FBLA students.
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 at 12:00 noon. Lunch is $15.00, and attendees are encourage to also purchase their student’s lunch for an additional $15.00; If you can not attend you may still consider sponsoring a students lunch.
RSVPs are due by Nov 8.
Lunch will be catered by Santa Maria’s VTC Enterprises.
This yea’rs guest speaker will be Yolanda Ortiz, Santa Maria Joint Union High School Assistant Superintendant of Business Services. She is a 1995 SMHS Graduate. While enrolled at SMHS she was a FBLA member, ROP Accounting student and SMHS Student Store Manager.
You can register to attend and/or sponsor a student online here: http://santamariavalleychamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/fbla-future-business-leaders-of-america-luncheon-11-14-2012-3021
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.
The Goals of the FBLA are to 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, and develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.