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.
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.
National Leadership Conference Winners
Congratulations to all Pennsylvania FBLA
contestants and award winners who participated in the 2014 National
Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. With 53 award winners
(improving upon last year’s total of 43), Pennsylvania FBLA had the
third highest number of award winners among all the states in attendance
at the NLC. The final tally will come from the national office in the
next few weeks, and I will send out any updates to my totals or list.
Pennsylvania members earned 4 first-place awards at the 2014 NLC.
For the first time in our Pennsylvania
62-year history, a Pennsylvania FBLA member is now serving as National
FBLA President. Congratulations to Sam Kessler of Wissahickon High
School (20), the first National FBLA President from Pennsylvania!
We are proud of Sam and the
professional campaign that presented at the National Leadership
Once again, we are “Pennsylvania Proud” of our delegation, our
competitors, and our newly elected National President, Sam Kessler. The
Pennsylvania delegation was also complimented for our professionalism,
courtesy, and respect at the Country Music Hall of Fame AND by the
daughter of Barbara Mandrell on our visit to Fontanel, Ms. Mandrell’s
mansion. According to Ms. Mandrell’s daughter, Pennsylvania FBLA was,
by far, the best high school group they had ever experienced that had
toured their facility.
Thank you all for making this a tremendously successful year for
Pennsylvania FBLA! Our success is due to motivated and hard-working
members; advisers who step up—even in the face of additional work above
and beyond their classroom responsibilities--give their students
opportunities to shine and excel; and parents and school administrations
who stand behind their children and students to help them make their way
to the NLC to represent Pennsylvania.
Click here for
a complete list of NLC award winners.
Members/Officers Email Lists
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.
PA FBLA Virtual Chapter Membership