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        Business Professionals of America is proud to align with a number of influential businesses and organizations that support the more than 45,000 members located throughout the country in 25 different states and Puerto Rico. The generous support of our partners facilitates scholarships, educational resources, professional development workshops, webinars and other opportunities for our students and educators while also sustaining cultures of educational advancement which help motivate our next generation of business professionals as they aspire to pursue careers in technology, government, nonprofit as well as public and private industries.

         

        The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (www.aicpa.org) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession with more than 400,000 members in 145 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

        The AICPA's mission is to provide members with the resources, information and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public, employers and clients. Their Student & Professional Pathways division has a mission to attract, inspire and engage a diverse pipeline of current and future CPAs. With Start Here, Go Places.® (www.startheregoplaces.com), students are introduced  to careers in accounting and educators have access to a wealth of resources to further engage their class. Students can find out more about the profession, steps needed to become a CPA, discover their ‘Future Me’ and play an interactive game called Bank On It®.

         

        Since 1996, B.E. Publishing has been specializing in providing hands-on, real-world classroom resources and teaching materials that enable students to achieve academic excellence. With today's information technology-based society, it is our belief (supported by extensive research) that students learn best by doing. The resources produced, published, and distributed by B.E. Publishing focus on helping business, career, and technology educators deliver exciting instruction to connect students to the real world of business.

        They offer a wide variety of educational tools and resources, including textbooks, educational software, videos, posters, and web-based products that prepare today's students to be tomorrow's business leaders. Their resources are aligned to state, regional, and national standards specializing in the areas of career and technical education. Their classroom resources reflect current standards that help educators meet course objectives to prepare students for an ever-changing global economy.

         

        Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs and reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide.

         


        CIW

         

        CIW is the world's fastest growing vendor-neutral Internet skills training and certification program for professionals. More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW is a Web technology standard adopted by academic institutions, governments and businesses worldwide. CIW includes applications and competencies, but our core curriculum focuses on the foundational standards that sustain the infrastructure of IT: Web design, e-commerce, security, networking and databases. 

         

                            


        Custom Shades
         is a school fundraiser utilizing the sale of customized sunglasses to expand your program. With our 100% customized sunglasses personalized with your school name, colors, mascot and logo, we focus our product on high quality shades at a discounted price so that your school is able to make the most profit. Try something different. Try something cool. Try a Custom Shades fundraiser as a way to help pay for those BPA trips! Contact us for free designed mockups. 

         

         

         

        Bringing high quality driver education resources to everyone, Driving-Tests.org offers free permit practice tests, written by experts, available to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official state or province study guides. Since inception, Driving-Tests.org has made every effort to seek out like-minded driver safety organizations for partnerships and provide free pages that allow students to take permit practice tests both online and through the DMV Genius mobile app available on both Google Play and the App Store.  At Driving-Tests.org we don’t just care about drivers of the future – we care about people right now and are dedicated to safety. 

                                 

         

        Total Access + True Learning = Meaningful Outcomes

        HP is a premier provider of technology solutions for education and a partner who empowers teachers to utilize our tools in the most effective ways. HP applies its experience deploying education technology serving millions of students around the world to meeting the challenges of 21st century education. Our digital solutions maximize learning outcomes, focusing on planning, leadership, and total access to content for always-on, always-connected teaching and learning. We know that when the right people are given the right tools, anything is possible.

         

         

        HowTheMarketWorks.com was created to help beginners understand how the stock market works by giving them virtual cash of $25,000 to $1,000,000 so they can practice trading U.S. Stocks, ETFs and Mutual Funds. 

        In addition to the stock practice account, this website features hundreds of educational articles, glossaries, Words of the Day, and Quotes of the Day so that students learn a little more each time they visit.

         

         
         
        The Journalism Education Association is the largest scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisors. It provides training around the country at national conventions and institutes and offers national certification for teaching high school journalism.
         
        The organization publishes print and online resources on the latest trends in journalism education and provides avenues for virtual discussion among teachers, as well as communities and mentoring to learn best practices. It also monitors and actively defends First Amendment and scholastic press rights issues across the country.
         
        Among JEA’s more than 2,700 members are journalism teachers and publications advisers, media professionals, press associations, adviser organizations, libraries, publishing companies, newspapers, radio stations and departments of journalism. JEA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since 1924, JEA has been leading the way in scholastic journalism and media education.
         
         
         

        Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 15,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. Last year, JWU awarded BPA tuition scholarships totaling more than $1.3 million.

         

        Knowledge Matters believes that rich visual simulation-based learning will be the dominant education trend of the next quarter century. This method is more appealing to students, easier for teachers, cheaper to deliver, and more effective in achieving useful skill development. Knowledge Matters has a wide range of business simulations for both the college and high school levels. The Virtual Business line of business simulations includes RetailingSportsPersonal FinanceManagementRestaurant, and Accounting.

         

         

        L. M. Henderson & Company, LLP is a full-service accounting firm serving clients throughout the Indianapolis, Indiana area, dedicated to providing their clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. Whether you are an individual or business in or around Indianapolis, L. M. Henderson & Company, LLP has years of valuable experience assisting professionals with their accounting needs. 

         

         

        The Men’s Wearhouse brand extends its citizenship arm on both a local and national level in support of organizations such as BPA. Men’s Wearhouse is a proud partner of Business Professionals of America, helping the young men and women of the organization prepare for success in college and in their professional careers through educational seminars such as How to Dress for Success, apparel and accessories discounts and much more.

         

         

         

        At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We are committed long term to the mission of helping our customers realize their full potential. Just as we constantly update and improve our products, we want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to accelerate new technologies as they emerge and to better serve our customers. 

         

        MIT Launch brings together high school students from all over the US and world each summer to MIT campus to become entrepreneurs in a 4-week program. This experience connects students to many of the best entrepreneurial networks and leaders across campus for instruction and best practices. Many students have gone on to receive funding and grants for their businesses, plus generate significant revenue. MIT Launch now also offers an online course through MITx/edX.

         

        NAP is a professional society dedicated to educating leaders throughout the world in effective meeting management through the use of parliamentary procedure. Organizationally, NAP is a US not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of Missouri. It is divided into eight Districts, consisting of Member Associations in most states and several Canadian provinces, Youth Groups, and local Study Units in many cities in the US, Canada, and elsewhere." 

         

        National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning, provides quality PreK-12, Academic, and Adult Education instructional solutions for reading, writing, science, social studies, ESL/ELD, Spanish/Dual language, Advanced & Electives, Career & Technical Education, and Professional Development.

         

        Next Step Academy’s mission is to help learners of all ages go exactly where they want to be. Whether you are considering going back to school, thinking about a new career, or looking to increase your knowledge of critical life skills, our exclusive online courses offer the information, direction and knowledge you need to take your next steps in life. Our content is unique to each of our courses, and uniquely helpful as you navigate options within the realms of higher education, career planning and achieving a well-rounded, successful life. With Next Step Academy, you can hit the ground running with everything you need to know right at your fingertips. Register today at NextStepAcademy.com, where you can learn for life!

                             

         

        National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is a coalition of non-profit and for-profit youth serving organizations and government agencies working together toward the common goal of addressing health and safety issues that affect youth in the United States. 

        Founded in 1994, the mission of NOYS is to build partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth and encourage youth empowerment and leadership.  Working in collaboration with the member organizations, the NOYS coalition maintains a strong focus on traffic safety, while also addressing other issues affecting youth safety such as injury prevention, substance abuse, youth violence and healthy lifestyle choices.

        National Technical Honor Society

         

        NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Thousands of schools and colleges throughout the U.S. and its territories have a chapter of the honor society on their campus. These member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today's highly competitive workplace. NTHS awards an increasing number of scholarships each year to its members.

         

        Nysewander, Geans & Stucky, LLC (NGS) is a CPA and Financial Planning firm serving clients throughout central Indiana, dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. It is the firm’s mission to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals.

         

         

        Precision Exams is built on the belief that the future of America depends on the next generation’s ability to create. In today’s hyper-competitive markets, we need makers, doers, artists, and craftsmen to solve the problems of tomorrow. Precision Exams provides students with the opportunity to receive an industry recognized certificate and educators with powerful student performance reports they may use to evaluate growth, and promote program improvement while meeting the Perkins' requirements. With over 4,000,000 assessments delivered across the country, Precision Exams provide comprehensive solutions with a client-focused approach to test development and delivery, stockholder reporting, and psychometric analysis. With schools and districts using their exams in nearly every state in America, Precision drives innovation to improve the way the next generation works and lives.

         

        Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Home to more than 1,000 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, Saunders College works in partnership with RIT’s entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and #1 ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), MBA, and Executive MBA programs where students gain real-world business experiences in the classroom and through cooperative education programs.

         

         

        Social Assurity LLC is a social media consulting and educational company offering access, education and insight to the latest social media strategies and innovative tools to showcase the skills and qualities desired by today’s top colleges and employers. Consulting with, and educating students and their mentors, Social Assurity helps them create and disseminate an accurate and compelling picture of their lives via social media. The company’s broad range of e-courses, workshops and concierge services deliver a tangible advantage for college admissions and career opportunities.

         

         

        A partner of Business Professionals of America since 1975, Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

         

                                       

         

        The Work to School program at the University of Dayton offers students with coding experience an opportunity to earn their college degree and obtain real-world on-the-job experience that may lead to scholarships and/or tuition reimbursement. The Work to School group has done real work for companies such as Honda, LexisNexis, Hobart Kitchen Equipment and more. A top tier Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels, the University of Dayton is a diverse community committed to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. We don't just work on the edge, we define and create the edge.®

         

         

        WE’LL HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT SPEAKER FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR BPA EVENT

        We’ve searched the globe to identify the best speakers for students, parents, and educators. We’ll match your topic and budget with the best speaker available. 

        Our speakers are thoroughly vetted & hand picked. We’re so confident in the quality of our speakers that we stand behind them. If you or your audience aren’t satisfied, you won’t pay a dime. We’ve matched world-class speakers with events for over 1,800 schools and organizations... and we’d love to work with you. 

        Topics include: Academic Success, Bullying Prevention, Campus Culture, Character Education, College & Career Prep, Digital Citizenship, Dignity & Respect, Dropout Prevention, Drug Prevention, First Year Experience, Health & Wellness, Leadership Development, Mental Health, Motivation & Inspiration, Parenting & Family, Professional Development, Resilience, and Youth Development.

         

         

         

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