Future Business Leaders of America

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Mission Statement

The mission of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

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 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.


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.


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.


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
Creed, Pledge, & Code of Ethics

FBLA Creed

I believe education is the right of every person.

I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor religious, family and educational institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.

I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.

I believe every person should actively work towards improving social, political, community and family life.

I believe every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation and that this right should not be denied because of race, color, sex, or handicap.

I believe every person should take a responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school and community.

I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and to think clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.

FBLA Pledge

I solemnly promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities of the Future Business Leaders of America; and as an active member, I shall strive to develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business leader.

FBLA Code of Ethics

I will be honest and sincere.

I will approach each task with confidence in my ability to perform my work at a high standard.

I will willingly accept responsibility and duties.

I will seek to profit by my mistakes and take suggestions and criticism directed toward the improvement of myself and my work.

I will abide by the rules and regulations of my school.

I will exercise initiative and responsibility and will cooperate with my employer and fellow worker.

I will dress and act in a manner that will bring respect to me and to my school.

I will seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my resources to worthwhile projects.

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2023-2024 Officers

Makalyn Bishop – President Kendall Michaels – Vice-President Hallie Oliver – Secretary Nicole Finley – Treasurer