Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, WA and Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN – both FBLA chapters – were selected as two of the top six finalists in the White House Commencement Challenge. The winning school will have President Obama speak at their high school’s graduation ceremony. Help support your fellow FBLA members and show the nation the power of FBLA! Watch the three-minute video and read the short essay from each of the six high school finalists, then give each school a rating of 1-5 (a rating of 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest). Click here to vote now: http://www.whitehouse.gov/commencement
Hurry! Voting ends Friday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
NYSE Euronext and the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy are offering professional development programs designed to help educators teach students about the financial marketplace and its importance in their lives and the global economy. The training sessions will feature lecture-discussion sessions, hands-on activities, and field trips. Educators will leave with an understanding of the capital-raising process and the NYSE trading platforms, and learn how to better include the financial markets across curriculum disciplines. For the first time, NYSE Euronext is offering a limited number of scholarships to help deserving teachers from under-resourced schools. The scholarships will cover expenses for eligible teachers to participate in the week-long, professional development programs. Application deadline for the Scholarship Program is May 13, 2011.
Teachers’ Workshops will be held in New York City:
June 27 – July 1
July 11 – 15
July 18 – 22
The SEC Graduate Program will be held in Washington, DC:
July 26 – 29
The NYSE Euronext Graduate Program will be held in New York City:
August 3 – 5
Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Class size is limited to 40 participants. Review the links below for more information:
Information Brochure and Registration Form
Program Topics and Daily Schedules
Scholarship Application and Instructions
Check out these fun and easy ways to do even more to reach your March for Babies goal this year!
Sometimes with so much happening, it can be difficult to find the time to log into your March for Babies account to send out e-mails, follow-up with friends, or update your picture or profile. Well, now there is an iPhone app for that!
The March for Babies iPhone application is for registered users. With the application you can see and manage your online and offline donations, see the latest news and information from March for Babies Twitter, see your event details and incentives, update your profile picture or personal story, and more!
You can also send out donation e-mails, follow up with people you’ve already sent e-mails, or send out thank you e-mails to people who donated!
You can get the application for free in the iTunes store.
- Reach out to your Facebook friends with your March for Babies fundraising link, and ask them to share your request with their friends.
- Dedicate your Facebook status to your fundraising campaign and your donors – “Thanks to my 10 friends who gave $10 each to get me to my goal for March for Babies! Donate at marchforbabies.org/ (your user name).”
Speaking of Facebook… have you checked out our active community yet? Everyone is talking about March for Babies. Stop by for tips from other students who are walking – and share your own!
Check out this cool video that landed in my in-box today about Face Reading
According to world-renowned face reader Barbara Roberts, the solution to finding your dream job is staring you in the face… if you look in the mirror, that is. She has identified certain facial patterns that will give you incredible foresight into the positions for which you are best suited and those to steer clear of. Like knowing, for example, that close-set eyes and a wide forehead means you’re a detail oriented, strategic thinker may save you years of being stuck in the wrong profession.
Check it out and tell me what you think…she was right on the money with me!