FBLA Opportunity

Nusaiba Mahmud & Ghazal Hami, staff writers

The Future Business Leaders of America have many upcoming ideas in store for SBHS this year. With a team of skilled leaders and an determined advisor, Ms. Lashawn Moore-Bostic, FBLA is hoping to make a comeback this year.


“I am so excited about the FBLA team this year,” Ms. Moore-Bostic said. “I believe I have young leaders and fresh faces. It’s exciting when you bring on new faces, new hands, and new membership people are inspired to do something different.”


Among the many major projects FBLA is working on the coat drive, snack shack, and comfort cases are all coming up very soon.


“I personally love the fundraisers FBLA does because it gives the student body the opportunity to help out in the community and members of FBLA hands on experience in giving back to the community and being a leader,” FBLA co-president senior Helen Boyles said.


The snack-shack is a snack cart that can be accessed by students all throughout the day, excluding lunch breaks and block 3rd and 7th. Everything on the cart costs just $1, with a few exceptions, in room L516. Some of the food items that can be bought are Takis, Skittles, Oreos, Cheez-it, and much more. The money is for FBLA is going back to FBLA for future events.


The coat drive is an annual fundraiser that FBLA hosts to collect coats for people in need around loudoun county. The event is directed by Boyles with event chairman junior junior Devaluna Montaner.


“I feel good putting effort and love into this to help people have warmth in the cold,” Montaner said, “I have no doubt that there are good people out there that want to give coats to people that don’t have it.”


Similar to the coat drive, SBHS FBLA is also partnering up with BWHS to host Comfort Cases this year. Comfort Cases is an event where the goal is that no child should have a trash bag as a suitcase. Even though that is the motive, donations such as coloring books, pajamas, and blankets are also welcome alongside backpacks and duffle bags. Flyers for Comfort Cases can be found on all bulletin boards around the school and donations are welcome in front of the office and in front of room L516; until Nov 9, 2018.


“The comfort cases are new this year, but from what I’ve learned about them, they are an amazing cause and so beneficial to so many children,” Boyles said.


FBLA also raises funds through a t shirt printing t shirt printing business they have started a few years ago.


“I want students to see students thrive, not only learning about business, but also running actual businesses,” Ms. Bostic said.


Besides the charitable events and business, FBLA is also welcoming new members every minute. With enticing field trips such as annual trips to Dave & Busters, New York, and sporting events, people seem to be very interested.


“I think the field trips are good activities to have fun, but still be educational,” Montaner said, “it’s a good way to get kids active in a different environment.”


FBLA hosts meetings every third Thursday of the month at 8:15 a.m. in room L516.