What is FBLA?

What is FBLA?

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national career & technical student organization for students in grades 9-12 who are interested in business or business education careers. It's the largest student organization in the United States!!

What does FBLA do?

FBLA provides the business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, pursue postsecondary education, or manage personal skills.

Members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions by engaging in practical problem-solving and decision-making activities. FBLA members learn the value of competition through directed competitive events.

What are the activities of FBLA chapters?

Professional

Professional activities provide members with a business connection for their future. These activities help increase student skills and knowledge of the business world. Guest speakers, panel discussions, visits to business/industry, and shadowing experiences are used as instructional projects for a chapter’s program of work.

Leadership

Participation in FBLA activities as a member, committee chairperson, or officer provides experiences that contribute to the development of a positive self-image and a feeling of accomplishment.

Community

Chapter activities that make a contribution to the community provide members with the opportunity to develop community pride and responsibility. Members also meet influential business and community leaders, learn the steps necessary to complete a project, and work with business and government officials.

Service

The activities in this category are as varied as the problems of people in need. The main purpose of service projects is to help others and these activities can be tailor-made for the school and community.

How does FBLA benefit you?

FBLA provides innovative leadership development programs to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship. Your FBLA membership provides:

  • Career preparation
  • Networking with business leaders
  • Leadership development
  • Exciting leadership conferences
  • Challenging competitions
  • Community service opportunities
  • Scholarships and awards
  • Travel opportunities