The National Board of Trustees for Business Professionals of America is pleased to announce that it has accepted a recommendation by the organization’s Strategic & Long Range Plan committee to approve adoption of a new Mission Statement and Plan for the organization.
“Our refreshed strategic plan is bold, innovative, and will serve as our north star as we work to take BPA to the next level. said Chair of the Board, Cedric Bandoh. “We believe the advancements our organization has made over this past year are a testament to the shared aspirations and goals we have for the students and advisors of our organization. As such, a refreshed statement of our mission and more laser-focused Strategic & Long Range Plan were important to emphasize and reposition BPA for the future.”
The new Mission Statement now reads: The mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.
The BPA.org website and governing documents containing the BPA Mission and Vision Statements as well as the Strategic & Long Range Plan have been updated to reflect these approved updates.
“It has been such a pleasure over the past year meeting with hundreds of stakeholders across the BPA network,” said BPA Executive Director Dr. LouAnn Ross. “The new Mission Statement and Strategic Plan incorporate the collective voice of our members and help better support the goals, ambitions, hopes and dreams that they have for our organization and the students we serve.”
In 2016, the Board of Trustees updated the organization’s Vision Statement to read: To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service, and personal development.