Jakob Lavicky – “Why I Joined BPA”
I am in Business Professionals of America because never in my life have I been involved in an organization that has done so much to empower me to be my best self.
When I joined this organization I knew very little about BPA, in fact some could probably argue that I joined on a whim. But after doing some research on the missions and activities of BPA I quickly realized that this was no ordinary organization. I realized that BPA was an organization that could allow me to be part of something much bigger than myself. This realization pushed me to run for chapter president even though I had virtually zero BPA experience.
I remain in BPA because this organization is actively working to give me all of the tools that I need to be successful in the future. BPA has given me incredible experiences that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Through BPA I have used my voice to inspire others. I have spoken in front of thousands of students at leadership conferences across Oklahoma. I have met government officials who serve our nation, and met business leaders who make millions. I have had the privilege of working with, and being trained by multiple successful speakers who travel across the world. I have had the honor of competing at a National Leadership Conference, where I met student leaders who share the same goals as me.
This organization is a complete game changer for all of its members. BPA has absolutely changed my life, and it continues to change the lives of others every day. BPA is actively empowering entire future generations not to just do well in life, but to become living successes stories. BPA has encouraged me to take initiative in all areas of my life, I have become an overall better person because of this organization. The people that I have met, the experiences that I have had, and the opportunities that I have been given have had positive impacts on my life.
My one wish is that all people could experience the greatness of BPA. Words cannot express how thankful I am for the opportunity to be and serve in this organization. This is why I am in BPA.