Pennsylvania FBLA Headlines
2013-2014 State Project:
Donate Life Pennsylvania
Project Theme: "Saving Lives 30 Seconds at a Time"
Fund Raising Goal: $30,000
Make all checks payable to: PA FBLA State Project.
Send all checks to: Mr. Bruce Boncal, PA FBLA Executive Director,
PO Box 5085, Jersey Shore, PA 17740
Chapters may still submit checks for the Donate
Life Project until June 20, 2014. The final check will be issued
to Donate Life Pennsylvania after that date.
How to Start/Reactivate an FBLA
Depending on grade levels, schools may start either an FBLA
chapter (grades 9-12) or an FBLA Middle-level chapter (grades 5-8).
Click here for more
information on how to start a Grades 9-12 FBLA chapter.
Click here for more
information on how to start and FBLA Middle-level chapter (grades 5-8).
A business educator is preferred to serve as the primary chapter adviser, but a
school administration approved faculty adviser from another
discipline/administration area may serve as a chapter adviser. Currently,
FBLA advisers include business educators, math educators, English educators,
science educators, counselors, and principals/assistant principals, among
others. PA FBLA will provide training for new advisers.
Critical to the chapter's success will be an adviser who believes in:
the goals of FBLA; career development and leadership development opportunities
as tools for future student success; community service to build school pride and
community connections; competitive events as a vehicle to demonstrate student
academic achievement; among others.
Membership may be submitted as many times as a chapter wishes during
the year; however, advisers must pay attention to the deadline for
competing in the regional events.
I solemnly promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities of Future
Business Leaders of America and, as an active member, I shall strive to
develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business
* Develop competent, aggressive business leadership
* Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work
* Create more interest in and understanding of American business
* 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
* 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
FBLA Code of Ethics
I will be honest and sincere.
I will approach each task with confidence in my ability to perform my
work at a high standard.
I will willingly accept responsibilities and duties.
I will seek to profit by my mistakes and take suggestions and criticisms
directed toward the improvement of myself and my work.
I will abide by the rules and regulations of my school.
I will exercise initiative and responsibility and will cooperate with my
employer and fellow workers.
I will dress and act in a manner that will bring respect to me and to my
I will seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my
resources to worthwhile projects.
I believe education is the right of every person.
I believe the future depends on the mutual understanding and cooperation
among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational
institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my
utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these
I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry
on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the
I believe every person should actively work toward improving social,
political, community, and family life.
I believe that every person has the right to earn a living at a useful
I believe that every person should take responsibility for carrying out
assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates,
school, and community.
I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and think
clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better
place for everyone.
Virtual Chapter Coordinator/Adviser Announced
Students at schools without FBLA chapters may join the PA FBLA Virtual
Chapter. For more information about the Virtual Chapter, please
click on the Virtual Chapter channel at the left side of the PA FBLA web
site main page. The Virtual Chapter Coordinator/Adviser is:
Mrs. Maura Angle, email@example.com,
and will be the point of contact for everything about the Virtual
Click here for more information on the PA FBLA Virtual Chapter.
National Leadership Conference Winners
PA FBLA had another outstanding year at the 2013 National Leadership
Conference in Anaheim, California. With 43 winners Pennsylvania
FBLA had the third highest number of award winners among all state
chapters in attendance. Pennsylvania FBLA members also garnered 8
first-place awards, which was the largest number of NLC first-place
winners in Pennsylvania's history.
Click here for
a complete list of NLC award winners.
complete this online form to receive direct information from the PA
FBLA state office. Officers will be listed in a directory of local
PA FBLA members,
register here for the "member's listserve" for information from the
state officer and the state officer team.
Read the latest edition of the PA FBLA Penn Pal.
Interested in becoming a Professional Division
Click here for more
FBLA Grades 9-12 Recruitment Video:
The national office has made available a 3-minute recruitment video
online. Click here to watch the video.
Click here to watch a middle-level recruitment video.
PA FBLA Virtual Chapter Membership