Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.
The Vision Statement of Business Professionals of America is as follows:
"At Business Professionals of America, we are committed to developing the best possible career and technical education organization for students in the United States. The measure of our success will be the perception that alumni of Business Professionals of America are highly competent and skilled workforce professionals who enable business and industry to maintain the economic vitality and high quality of life associated with our celebrated United States of America."
With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 200,000 members prepare for careers in business by developing the leadership skills and business knowledge they need to excel in any career. FBLA-PBL prepares students for college and careers through a variety of leadership, community service, and academic activities. High school students explore college and career opportunities through a number of co-curricular educational programs and take part in academic competitions, networking events with accomplished business professionals at conferences, and community service projects.
YES inspires the future leadership of America by empowering underserved students to capitalize on education and optimize career opportunities. YES is dedicated to maintaining America’s promise of equal opportunity for equal talent.
We are pleased to support and endorse Cyber Civics™, the innovative middle school Digital Citizenship & Literacy Curriculum (w/support for educators and parents). Cyber Civics meets an urgent and growing demand to teach students how to become ethical, knowledgeable, and empowered digital citizens. Cyber Civics is packed with peer-to-peer learning activities that call on critical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making through hands-on projects, problem solving activities, and role-play, emphasizing the social and behavioral skills.
The Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communication (IROC2) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping Digital Citizens use technology and the power of Public and Permanent™ to open windows of opportunity - not close them.
The Institute’s mission is unique in that it does not solely focus on existing trends such as "sexting" and "cyber bullying", but rather communicates a necessary Digital Consciousness™ that serves as the foundation for a uniform and proactive solution to any digital issue. The Institute is an ambassador to Digital Enlightenment™, and desires to construct a global digital community free of negative and sometimes irreversible consequences resulting from poor digital judgment.
The Digital Citizenship Institute provides a community-driven approach to educating and empowering digital citizens to solve problems in local, global and digital communities. The Institute is committed to promoting social good through the use of technology and social media. The Institute turns negatives into positives and helps to transform participants into designers, creative thinkers, global collaborators and justice-oriented digital citizens.
The mission of OESIS is to catalyze the considerable 21st century opportunities for independent school growth. OESIS does that by maximizing collaboration between the many schools that constitute the independent school tapestry, by provoking innovative conversations, by globalizing connections for independent schools and by using research and information to lead.
The Parents League is a New York City-based non-profit membership organization of parents and independent day and boarding schools, providing assistance to parents and schools since 1913. The Parents League provides advice to families selecting preschools and ongoing K-12 day schools, boarding schools, special needs programs and summer camps.
The Parents League presents parenting and education lectures and workshops by experts in their fields, and panel presentations by admissions and financial aid directors.
California League of Schools is a nonprofit educators' association encompassing the communities of California League of Middle Schools, California League of High Schools and California League of Elementary Schools. CLS is dedicated to helping K-12 educators improve student learning through useful, evidence-based professional development and other resources.
College Funding Academy is an alliance of the most talented college planners in the country. This group is leading the industry in understanding the undeniable and inevitable impact of social media in the college search and application process. As more and more colleges are looking at social media, the expert advisors of College Funding Academy make sure that your "application before the application" is ready for the colleges to see. It all starts with teaching students the skills they need and the awareness to properly navigate the changing world of social media. Starting in 2016, College Funding Academy's college planning clients get full access to the catalog of Social Assurity e-courses included with their service.
Game Theory College Planners is a team of college planning professionals utilizing a research-based approach that has been helping students for over 20 years. Game Theory has assembled a diverse team of professionals with distinct areas of specialization because college planning is too big for one person to tackle alone. Game Theory primarily helps families in Atlanta and their team has been hand-picked from the best planners in the country.
The School of The New York Times is a place for students to explore their passions and interests while meeting and networking with like-minded individuals.
The School offers educational programming for both professional and pre-college audiences ranging from classes on writing, editing and content marketing to courses that explore the most important issues facing our world today, including politics, business, culture, science and innovation.
Their courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and competencies that will guide their educational and professional paths.
Since 1996, B.E. Publishing has been specializing in providing hands-on, real-world classroom resources and teaching materials that put students in the front-line of the "real world." The resources produced, published, and distributed by B.E. Publishing focus on helping business, career, and technology educators deliver exciting, real-world instruction to connect students to the real world of business.
The Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) is a professional organization serving educational service agencies (ESAs) in 45 states; there are 553 agencies nationwide. AESA is in the position to reach well over 80% of the public school districts, over 83% of the private schools, over 80% certified teachers, and more than 80% non-certified school employees, and well over 80% public and private school students.