Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related occupation.
FBLA Members learn how to engage in business enterprise, how to direct the affairs of a group, and how to compete honorably in competitive events. These activities help prepare students to be better employees and better citizens. FBLA-PBL provides innovative leadership development programs to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship. Participation in FBLA-PBL can have a direct impact on the direction and success of a young person's career. Millions of students have learned through active membership in FBLA-PBL about the world of business and what is expected of them in the workplace. Organizational goals include:
- 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 to develop individual projects that contribute to the 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
The region competition takes place in December. Students can then advance on to the state competition in April and the national competition in June. FBLA typically meets on Wednesday mornings.