What is FBLA?
Future Business Leaders of America
What is FBLA?
FBLA is a national vocational student association for students in grades 7-12 who are interest in business or business education careers. Benefits of membership are business proficiencies, community responsibility, leadership skills, and self-confidence.
What does FBLA do?
FBLA provides the business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, pursue post-secondary education, or manage personal skills. Members learn the value of competition through directed competitive events.
Who can join?
Any secondary student in grades 7-12 who is interested in a career in business and has taken or is currently enrolled in at least one business course is eligible to join.
What are the activities of FBLA chapters?
Professional activities provide members with a business connection for their future. Guest speakers, panel discussions, visits to business/industry, and shadowing experiences are used as instructional projects for a chapter's program of work.
One of the most important goals of Nebraska FBLA is to develop leadership qualities in its members. Being a member, committee chairperson, or officer provides experiences that contribute to 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 civic pride and responsibility.
Serviceprojects are designed to help others and 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 membership provides:
- Career opportunities
- Networks with business leaders
- Leadership development
- Exciting leadership conferences
- Challenging competitions
- Community service opportunities
- Informative publications
Develop competent, aggressive business leadership
- Strengthen students' confidence in themselves and their work
- Create more interest in and understanding of the American business enterprise system
- Encourage the development of individual projects that contribute to home, business, and community improvements
- Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship
- Encourage and practice efficient money management
- Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty
- Help students establish occupational goals
- Facilitate the transition from school to work
For more information contact the
Business Education Department