Bloomington Future Leaders
The Bloomington Future Leaders (BFL) program brings together students from Bloomington High Schools with mentors in the local business community. Activities include Fall and Winter Business Conferences, Spotlight Speaker series and mock interviews at Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools in the spring. The program also awards scholarships to graduating seniors at Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools who exemplify the characteristics of a Bloomington Future Leader. The program is a joint effort between Bloomington public schools and the Bloomington Chamber.
Ways to Impact our Future Leaders
- Joint community service projects with Community Outreach Volunteers
- Mock interviews at Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools
- Fall and Spring Business Conferences
- Support of student preparation for regional and state DECA competitions
Bloomington Future Leaders provides scholarships and mentoring opportunities to students at Jefferson and Kennedy high schools in Bloomington, Minn. Students in pre-business classes take part in two one-day business conferences, one in the fall and one in the winter, as well as have the chance to participate in mock interviews in the spring. Chamber volunteers provide students with insights about their fields and career choices, act as interviewers, and take part in the scholarship application review and interview process. This program works in partnership with Bloomington ISD #271.
Bloomington Future Leaders Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young leaders in the Bloomington community.
2018 Winter Conference
Students from Jefferson, Kennedy and Academy of Holy Angels high schools met with members of the Bloomington business community in January at the BFL Winter Conference. The conference theme was Adversity / Diversity - How To Be A Winner In Today's World. Three speakers shared their experiences and challenged the students with case studies geared to make students think about business ethics, problem solving, flexibility, professionalism and others skills that they will need as they work towards their career goals.
Contact Anna Stinson at 612.370.9123 for details.