Club: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Sponsor: Ms. Kelly Panasuk
Purpose: FBLA was formed with the intention of bringing business and education together. FBLA allows students to strengthen their communication skills, gain leadership, and become exposed to diverse people with different ideas from around the world! They will grow as a person while they work with their peers, who will encourage them to better themselves and strive to reach their goals.
Requirements: 2.0 GPA, A desire to gain business and leadership skills, promote community involvement, compete in business events and earn scholarship money.
Grade Levels: All levels (9-12)
Major Activities: FBLA holds a Fall Rally, Regional Competition, State Competition and Awards Banquet. FBLA also does Community Events, Fundraisers, and lasting friendships are formed.
- Meetings are during “C” Activity in D-229.
- Recycling for Charity, Basic Needs, Because I said I would.
Fundraisers: Bake Sales, Cotton Candy sales, Candy sales, Yard Sale
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Join the club that offers:
- National Organization
- Colleges Recognize FBLA Leaders
- Employers see Leaders from FBLA
- Community Service
- Lasting Friendships
(Dues are charged to cover the cost of National Dues, State Dues, Regional Dues, and FHS dues )
Funding & Endorsements
Forest High FBLA is funded by membership dues, fundraisers, and some scholarships. 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.
Competitive Events Program
FBLA-PBL's National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. They compete at the regional level and winners in their categories have the opportunity to compete at the state level. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conference, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.
Conferences & Seminars
FBLA-PBL sponsors conferences and seminars for members and advisers. These programs are designed to foster the development of business leadership skills. The fall leadership conference gives students the opportunity to see what categories they want to compete in.
State Leadership Conference
FBLA-PBL members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA convene on Orlando to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered of the best FBLA-PBL experiences and over 3,500 students attend. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving state ranking.
State Leadership Conference Highlights
In the past 7 years Forest High FBLA has achieved a multitude of wins at the State Leadership Conference. This is a high achievement since there are over 4,500 kids who attend this event. We have experienced wins in the categories of Web Design, Public Speaking (2 years in a row), Job Interview, Emerging Business Issues as well as receiving several scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 - $2,000. We are very proud of these accomplishments.