What is Future Business Leaders of America?
FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while the post-secondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. The newest group, FBLA-Middle Level, is showing remarkable growth with nearly 15,000 student members. Finally, the Professional Division has reached over 3,000 members. Over 11,000 advisors round out the group. Exclusive membership and career recognition programs are designed for each division to provide additional personal and chapter development opportunities.FBLA-PBL Goals:
*Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
*Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
*Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
*Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
*Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
*Encourage and practice efficient money management.
*Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
*Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
*Facilitate the transition from school to work.
Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
I solemnly promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda and, as an active member, I shall strive to develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business leader.
Funding and Endorsements:FBLA-PBL, Inc. is funded by membership dues, conference fees, corporate contributions, and grants. FBLA-PBL is recognized by the Association for Career and Technical Education, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, National Association of Parliamentarians, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Business Education Association, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Activities:October 9, 2014: Fall Motivtional Rally at the Perry FairNovember 18-19, 2014: Fall Leadership Conference in Athens, GA
January 2015: Region Leadership CompetitionsMarch 20-21, 2014: State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GACommunity Service Projects:
- Campus Clean Up
- March of Dimes Walk/Collection
- Adopt A Family
- Premature Birth Awareness
2014-2015 Membership Dues:
$25 - Includes Local, State, and National Dues, as well as a chapter t-shirt.$18 - Includes Local, State, and National Dues (No T-shirt).
Meetings for all members are held at least twice a month in Room 405 (Mr. Smith's room).Leadership team meetings will be held at least an additional time each month.