On Friday, October 23, we had an opportunity to be one of three non-profit organizations featured at the FBLA State Leadership Conference which was attended by chapters from all over Rhode Island.
Over 150 high school students attended the event held at Johnson & Wales Inn in Seekonk. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) education association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The FBLA-PBL Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Among the students in attendance was Woonsocket High School's own FBLA Chapter and their advisor Eileen Passano. Woonsocket's FBLA students annually adopt several children from our program.
Adopt-a-Family Program Coordinator Sandra Soares and volunteer Pam Grove met with groups of students over the course of the morning conference to introduce them to our program. Always looking for new ways to increase their community service, the students were interested in learning how they can become involved as donors, volunteers and fundraisers.
The students seemed eager to learn about AAF. This was an opportunity to introduce the program to a new generation of citizens to help us continue fulfilling our mission.