As a student at Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina, FBLA-PBL means so much to me. FBLA has transformed my life and helped me become a leader through programming that sharpens my business acumen, competitions that further develop my abilities to succeed in a career, and community service projects that allow me to give back to those who have supported my journey. Most of all, FBLA-PBL has given me a sense of belonging. That sense of belonging is reinforced every time I put on the suit jacket or straighten my tie in preparation for an event or competition.
That’s why we need your help. The purpose of the FBLA uniform is to uphold a professional image and to prepare students for the business world. Did you know a complete uniform can cost up to $300? Through the National Uniform Challenge, FBLA-PBL aims to provide one complete uniform for three members in each state representing our three student divisions: FBLA-Middle Level, FBLA-High School, and PBL-Collegiate. That’s 150 uniforms for FBLA-PBL members in good standing who cannot afford a uniform due to their financial circumstances.
Let’s not allow lack of access to a uniform or not being able to meet the dress code at a competition deny a student a sense of belonging. Please donate today to help the FBLA National Officer Team make the 2020 National Uniform Challenge a reality and ensure that every student can feel a sense of pride by wearing an FBLA-PBL uniform. Any amount helps, and your tax-deductible donation will make a huge difference in our being able to support our peers in meeting the dress code requirements.
Travis Johnson, FBLA President