FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. It is a professional student organization that is available in a majority of schools across America.
FBLA has three main aspects
Social- We get to know each other and have lots of fun
Professional- Where we learn new things about business, attend conferences, and work on job skills.
Community Service- Where we give back something to the community that has given us so much.
What does FBLA do?
- Promote competent, aggressive business leadership.
- Understand American business enterprise
- Establish career goals.
- Encourage scholarship.
- Promote sound financial management.
- Develop character and self-confidence.
- Facilitate transition from school to work.
To accomplish these goals, FBLA-PBL holds conferences and seminars; sponsors a competitive awards program; produces national publications; and provides scholarships, programs, and other services for its members.
Conferences and Seminars:FBLA-PBL sponsors conferences and seminars for members and advisers including the National Leadership Conference, five National Fall Leadership Conferences, and a training program for state and local officers and their advisers.
Awards:FBLA-PBL's National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in business-and career-related skills. By participating in the competitive events at the state and national levels, students gain practical experience in goal setting, planning, and plan implementation.
Publications:FBLA-PBL produces several practical and informative publications for its membership, including Tomorrow's Business Leader, PBL Business Leader, FBLA Advisers' Hotline, The Professional Edge, and The Middle Connection.
Scholarships and Programs:Members can gain recognition, experience, and cash awards by participating in a variety of partnership programs including fundraisers, educational programs, and scholarships. Opportunities include Operation Enterprise's leadership and career skills
seminars, Otis Spunkmeyer's business operation program, and Johnson & Wales University's full and partial scholarships for business degrees in hospitality.