The Business Achievement Awards (BAA) are an aggressive, self-directed, results-based business and leadership program designed to compliment academics while accelerating a student's leadership skills. The awards focus on the words surrounding the FBLA Crest: Service, Education, and Progress. There is a heavy emphasis on education with integrated classroom projects.
The individual recognition is a four-tier program aligned with the FBLA-PBL Goals, NBEA Standards, and Career Clusters. The individual program has a March 1 deadline. The BAA has four distinct award levels-Future, Business, Leader, and America.
In addition to receiving their America level pin at the National Leadership Conference, all recipients of this award who attend the NLC will receive America ribbons and certificates of recognition.
This award focuses on basic business skills, introduction to community service, and FBLA involvement at the local level. Pins will be sent to the local chapter adviser for presentation at a local awards ceremony or local FBLA event.
Preview Future Award Activities
Prerequisite: Future Award. This award focuses on local and district/regional and state involvement; intermediate business skills; and leadership in the community. Pins will be sent to the local chapter adviser for presentation at a local awards ceremony or local FBLA event.
Preview Business Award Activities
Prerequisite: Future and Business Awards. This award focuses on local, district/regional, state, and national involvement; advanced business skills; and community leadership. Names of qualifying students and pins will be sent to the state chair/adviser to be presented at the state leadership conference, if desired.
Preview Leader Award Activities
Prerequisite: Future, Business, and Leader Awards. This award focuses on total association leadership, business skills, and involvement in community. Students qualifying for this award will receive pins at the National Leadership Conference.
Preview America Award Activities
The local adviser determines a member's ability to advance in award levels. Advisers should allow students to advance to higher levels when tasks at the lower levels have been completed and/or if timing is appropriate. Students may complete as many levels as they wish, upon adviser approval, in a one-year time period. Work and documentation will be completed online through interactive forms. Activities not completed in one year may be carried over into the next year. Projects completed for each level must be different.
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