This weekend, two of our student organizations will be attending a leadership conference at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Twenty-seven Bullitt East students will be attending as part of their Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) or Student Leaders and Motivators (SLAM) classes.
Both of these student organizations are focused on teaching our students how to be successful leaders in the real-world.
SLAM prioritizes creating activities and school projects with the goal of improving school culture and has been a vital contributor to the culture of Bullitt East. Assemblies, Homecoming events, and other activities are coordinated by SLAM, and their efforts promote a positive culture at East.
FBLA prepares students for careers in business after high school. Bullitt East’s FBLA chapter is one of the biggest in our region, after growing over the last five years. In the last two years, they have sent over forty members to compete at State. FBLA is also heavily involved in the community, even helping to run the Mt. Washington Spring Festival 5K.
At the conference, students will attend classes that were designed by CNBC’s The Profit, Marcus Lemonis. These classes will allow students the opportunity to learn about leadership and business through real-world experiences at Universal Studios. Students will be able to use areas of the park during their instruction and apply what they are learning through their classes. In addition, students will get to go behind the scenes of several areas of the park that are not open to the public.