- Participating in BPA looks great on your college, scholarship, and job applications.
- Experience personal and professional growth
- Gain real-life skills
- Participate in competitive events
- Develop Leadership
- Get Lifetime Opportunities
- Connect with businesses
- Earn awards and recognition
- Attend conferences and workshops
- Meet people with similar interests
- Qualify for scholarships
Who can join?
9th - 12th-grade HSLJ students may join BPA. They will submit a signed application and event selection form and pay $50.00 dues. They must compete in an individual and/or team event. Students will also participate in community service, leadership, and professional development activities through BPA-sponsored programs such as the BPA Cares Award, Torch Award, Leadership Academy, and the Intern program while a member of HSLJ BPA and while attending leadership conferences.
WHAT ABOUT COMPETITIONS?
All members are encouraged to participate in BPA regional, state, and national competitive events. The WSAP Competitive Events program is the biggest cog that makes BPA tick. Students prepare for and compete in contests in over 65 categories under five assessment areas, including Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Digital Communication and design, and Management, Marketing, and communication.
Students begin with a Regional competition. The top qualifiers compete at the State conference, and finally, those ranked the best of the best compete at the National Leadership Conference in May of each year. Competitions range from individual to team, from objective tests to judged presentations. Each one helps students prepare for an effective and skilled national workforce.
So what are you waiting for? Get involved in BPA today!