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California's Future Business Leaders Need You! Business professionals needed to judge students competing at California FBLA's State Leadership Conference in Sacramento, CA on April 25-27, 2019

Who are we?

We're California FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America. California FBLA is a nonprofit student business organization with more than 2,000 students in middle school and high school who are learning skills that nurture personal, educational and professional growth through service projects and dozens of competitive events. Nationwide, more than 235,000 students are involved in FBLA.

Westmoor High School FBLA at California FBLA's 2017 State Leadership Conference (Source: Westmoor FBLA)

How can you help?

Every year, California FBLA needs dozens of business professionals to evaluate reports and presentations; interview competitors; and conduct role-play exercises with students.

Here are the 40+ competitive events that need judges:

Judge student submissions prior to the conference

We will give you instructions, student submissions (i.e. reports, videos and websites) and rating sheets over email, so you can judge from wherever you are in the country. These events do not require you to travel to Sacramento, CA for the State Leadership Conference.

Judge interviews, presentations and role-plays at the conference

Depending on the competition, we will assign you to evaluate presentations, interview competitors or conduct role-play exercises.

  • When can I judge? — Thursday, April 25; Friday, April 26; or Saturday, April 27.
  • What is the time commitment? — 4-5 hours, including orientation
  • Where will judging take place? — Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA
  • Free parking, food vouchers and a gift will be provided to thank you for your time.

Here's a sample presentation from FBLA's national competitions.

"Judging FBLA competitions is a full-circle moment for me. As a past FBLA competitor, coming back as a judge helps continue the tradition of preparing students for a future career in business."

— Manuel Rapada, California FBLA alumnus and judge for California FBLA competitions

Ready to judge for FBLA?

Have questions? Contact Nancy Sansot, California FBLA competitive events coordinator: nsansot@cafbla.org

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