Absegami High School’s Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) celebrated National FBLA-PBL Week from February 3rd through February 9th with a variety of activities planned for each day.
The week began on Sunday, February 3rd with FBLA members “sharing their story” on social media. Adviser Dawn Kosko shared her FBLA story dating back to her high school days when she placed 5th in the NJ State “typing” competitive event (using an old IBM Selectric typewriter.) Each morning during the school week on Gami TV, the school community was reminded of the day’s events, including a “kick off” day on Monday where students continued to share the benefits of FBLA membership, Tuesday when FBLA members gave out “Be a Star-Join FBLA Starburst Stars” to non-members to promote the organization, Wednesday which was “adviser appreciation day” and “professional business attire day” when members “dressed to impress,” Thursday when FBLA members received “How to Do Your Banking” booklets courtesy of First National Bank of Absecon to celebrate “financial literacy and career awareness day,” Friday when
members celebrated their FBLA spirit by wearing FBLA polo shirts and t-shirts, and Saturday when planning started for an upcoming chapter community service event “ChemoBags.” Also, FBLA members’ lockers were decorated with posters thanking them for all they do to make FBLA a success. As a follow up to the week, FBLA raised $200 during a recent teacher denim day to participate in the ChemoBags service challenge where the members will purchase items and make up “goody bags” to donate to children undergoing chemotherapy. Additional events planned for Career and Technical Education (CTE) month in February include a presentation for business classes on the subconscious language of body and dress by the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and a professional member guest speaker, Michael DeCicco of Chico and Sons Subs and Pizza, during the February FBLA meeting on starting and running a small business successfully.