One of the pillars of FBLA is service, and AHS FBLA never fails to fulfill their pledge to contribute to the wellbeing of the community. This year alone, AHS FBLA’s Community Service Committee has amassed several different opportunities that they are excited for members to engage in, both in school and outside of school.
A recent community service event organized by AHS FBLA has been the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in which FBLA members partner with North Fulton Community Charities to drop off donations for local food banks. FBLA members who chose to donate could drop off the requested items in their advisor’s room, and then afterwards, a community service manager drove those items to the food bank.
FBLA loves to incorporate service opportunities that are fun for its members, so they also offered Friday night football game cleanups. FBLA members were able to attend the football games and then volunteer to maintain the cleanliness of the stadium afterwards.
To accommodate members’ busy schedules, AHS FBLA also recommends virtual opportunities for members to participate in. These opportunities include Be My Eyes, where volunteers remotely help visually impaired people accomplish daily tasks, and TeensGive, where members can virtually tutor other students who are struggling with school.
AHS FBLA has also found local events that members can sign up to volunteer at. With the wide variety of opportunities AHS FBLA offers, there is something for everyone. FBLA strongly urges those who have not tried out community service to give it a shot; not only can it benefit members of the community, it can help these individuals grow as people.