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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 Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable and scientific organization that was established by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The vision of the ASMF is to enhance sleep health for all through research, education and humanitarian aid. The ASMF promotes sleep research and education by:  supporting the entry of young physicians and scientists into sleep research and academic sleep medicine; funding strategic research; supporting research and other initiatives that educate the public about sleep, sleep disorders and the individual and public health consequences of inadequate or disturbed sleep; and providing humanitarian aid to disadvantaged individuals with sleep disorders. 


          The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies worldwide. It represents 650,000 members and students in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs, CGMA designation holders and accounting and finance professionals globally.

          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 Academic and Student Engagement team 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.



          Since 1985, Capsim has been a global leader in creating experiential learning opportunities to assess and develop the key skills needed in today’s business landscape. Our philosophy is simple, people learn best by doing.  With a comprehensive suite of business simulations and assessments, Capsim has been a prime mover in taking business education from textbooks and case studies to simulation-based pedagogy by providing services to over 800 universities, colleges and high schools around the world in addition to many Fortune 500 companies. From developing hard skills to soft skills, Capsim brings business learning to life.

          At Capsim, we measure our success by the success of our clients. With unparalleled customer support, Capsim provides you with everything you need to create an effective and experiential learning environment that engages your students and excites them about a future in business. To learn more about our products, including our entry-level simulation CapsimCore, our new simulation-based soft skills assessment CapsimInbox, or our new international simulation CapsimGlobal, please contact Matt Shell at 312.477.7271 or at welcome@capsim.com.


          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.


          College Interactive is the ONLY mobile app that directly connects STUDENTS with COLLEGES. The Ci mobile app is a one tap resource for both students and parents to navigate the entire college process from search, to selection and application. Access information about test prep and standardized testing services, as well as financial aid, scholarships, and finally applying to college. SEARCH and EXPLORE thousands of colleges and universities with our powerful and fast search tools and standardized navigation. RECEIVE MESSAGES and CHAT directly through the Ci app with college and university admissions representatives all in the palm of your hand.

          Create your personalized STUDENT PROFILE that colleges see, highlighting your academic achievements, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments, and much more! You can even upload video and images to your profile! You can even connect with the BPA Community. Find your best fit, and empower yourself with COLLEGE INTERACTIVE. With Ci, BPA members can find colleges and more importantly, colleges can find YOU! Download the mobile app for iOS or Android today!


          The Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) School was founded on June 8, 2000, by Anne and Jeffery Scheetz. They created a school that offered specialized training in Visual Effects with extensive practice under industry level supervision. The Game Production program followed 13 years later in September of 2013, making it the second program to be offered by the school. In the summer of 2016, The DAVE School was proud to introduce two online bachelor programs in Motion Graphics and Production Programming.

          For over 16 years, The DAVE School has trained entertainment industry 3D artists by connecting students with award-winning industry professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Our programs are developed and led by an experienced team of instructors who have worked at industry leading studios. The DAVE School faculty has won EMMYS©, Telly Awards and more. Recently, the graduating class of Sept 2015 won a Regional Suncoast Emmy© for their book trailer “The Thief of Always” based on the fable by Clive Barker.



          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. 



          Since 1975, Great American has helped schools and organizations earn over $5.5 billion in profits. We at Great American have never lost our primary focus: helping kids. With campaigns that raise millions of dollars every year—including magazine fundraisers, cookie dough fundraisers, discount card fundraisers and quality gift brochure fundraisers—we still find our greatest joy in supporting the organizations in our communities that are changing lives. Including groups like yours.  We are best known in the High School arena for our 59 minute fundraiser in which we teach our students important business concepts and then implement them for a successful fundraiser. 

          Great American is part of The Southwestern Company, a cornerstone of the Nashville community and the oldest direct selling company in America. Since 1855, Southwestern has lived out its motto “Building Character in Young People”, through allowing America’s best and brightest college students an opportunity to learn personal selling and business management skills through our summer internship program.  



          Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 5,100 properties consisting of 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories.  In the nearly 100 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 14 world-class brands, including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world.  We have more than 69 million members in our award–winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 

          At Hilton, our people and business are guided by our shared purpose – to be the most hospitable company in the world.  Our values serve as a compass for how we deliver our Hilton hospitality to the global community. They define our responsibilities to our Team Members, the guests we serve, the owners with whom we grow our business and the communities we call home.  We strive to create a nurturing, collaborative and inclusive culture, and cultivate world-class learning and development programs to enable our people to reach their goals.  We actively work to empower youth through our Open Doors Commitment – to impact at least one million young people by 2019 through connecting, preparing or employing them.



          Total Access + True Learning = Meaningful Outcomes

          Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. This motivates us — inspires us — to do what we do. To make what we make. To invent, and to reinvent. To engineer experiences that amaze. We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world.

          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.


          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.


          Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at a full-service, residential campus located in mid-Michigan. More than 20 undergraduate majors offered, including three distinct entrepreneurship tracks. Northwood fosters the entrepreneurial spirit in students who seek to make a difference in the world. Rigorous academics combined with internships and experiential learning opportunities provide students with the hands-on experience needed to excel in their careers and beyond. Scholarships of up $5,000 per year are available for students with business organization experience.

          At Northwood, International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China and Sri Lanka, and master’s programs at Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management




          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.




          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.



          Quarter Zero is the entrepreneurial experience for young people. We exist to help power potential. Through our immersive real-world learning and development experiences, we help build the tangible skills high schoolers need to pursue their passions, challenging them to become problems solvers that are equipped to thrive in a competitive and rapidly changing world. 





          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.




          Stukent is a digital courseware provider used by over 700 instructors in over 40 countries. We developed the world’s #1 digital marketing courseware along with social media marketing courseware. We constantly update instructor resources like lecture slides, lesson plans, quiz review slides, test banks, sample syllabus, hands-on projects, and more!





          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.



          The University of Indianapolis is a national leader in the area of Applied Learning. Students learn to become business professionals by working directly with corporate clients in the classroom. A strong emphasis is placed on networking and career preparation.



          Located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas is a private, liberal arts university that emphasizes values-based education and career preparation. With approximately 10,000 students, it is Minnesota's largest private, nonprofit college or university. Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. The university has three campuses: St. Paul, Minneapolis and Rome, Italy. 

          The GHR Fellows program is a highly competitive, transformational undergraduate experience for students pursuing careers in business. Fellows receive full-tuition scholarships to the University of St. Thomas and customized programming designed to deliver leadership experiences – including global exposure. Established by the GHR Foundation, the GHR Fellows program reflects the spirit of Gerry Rauenhorst, who believed that entrepreneurial creativity inspires solutions that improve lives. Fellows will graduate as principled leaders interested in and capable of creating enduring value for society.




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