FBLA Education and Leadership Programs

It's easy to integrate FBLA into your classroom. Use these cocurricular educational programs to complement your courses and give your students a real-world understanding of business. Enrich your course content with unique opportunities provided by FBLA's education partners.


Competitive Events | Business Achievement Awards | Education Programs | Education Partners


FBLA Competitive Events Program 

Make sure your students take advantage of FBLA's academic competitions: the FBLA Competitive Events program is the pinnacle of the membership year. Students compete in over 60 competitions that cover finance, marketing, technology, and much more. Competitions begin at the state level and culminate at the National Leadership Conference where the nation's top students are recognized.


FBLA Business Achievement Awards

The FBLA Business Achievement Awards (BAA) is an intensive leadership development program that recognizes FBLA members for achievements in a variety of career-related projects, goals, and programs. High school students create a portfolio of real-world accomplishments and develop their business and leadership skills across four levels: Future, Business, Leader, and America


FBLA Education Programs

FBLA provides a number of cocurricular education programs for high school classrooms, including American Enterprise Day and the March of Dimes Service Learning Curriculum.


FBLA Education Partners

FBLA partners with numerous organizations to create and promote educational programs and curriculum. This content provides members with unique opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge they are learning in high school classrooms.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

American Management Association, Operation Enterprise

Art Institutes System of Schools

Boston University School of HospitalityNew

Brainbench

CareerSafe® Online

Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW)

Certiport

Champlain College

Cornell University

Creighton UniversityNew

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Business

Everest Universities, Colleges and Institutes

FBLA-PBL School Store Manual

Foundation for Economic EducationNew

H&R Block

Johnson & Wales University

Junior Tours

Keyboarding Online

Knowledge MattersVirtual Business Finance Challenge

Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program

Life University

LifeSmarts and the National Consumers League

Long Island University

March of Dimes Grants

Men's Wearhouse

Mercer University Stetson School of Business and Economics

Minerva Schools @ KGINew

My College Options

MyPath

National Association of Parliamentarians

National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS)

National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)New

National Technical Honor Society

NFIB Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom Curriculum

Northwood University

Oracle Academy

Praxis

RemindNew

Ringling College of Art and DesignNew

Rutgers Business School Newark and New BrunswickNew

Saunders College of Business at R.I.T.

ScoreBeyondNew

Service Learning Curriculum

Social AssurityNew

STEM Premier

Stock Market Game

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology

University of Utah—Eccles Business Scholars

Visa Inc.—Practical Money Skills

Wesleyan College


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

AICPA via StartHereGoPlaces.com®, introduces students to careers in accounting and helps them envision the steps to becoming a CPA. Students can access testimonials from college accounting students as well as practicing CPAs, create their FutureMe, explore potential universities and even create customized resources through a personalized College Checklist.

Start Here, Go Places also provides supplemental resources to assist educators and further engage students in accounting. We offer educators an exclusive portal to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow teachers and obtain additional classroom resources and lesson plans. We have even created an interactive game called Bank On It™ to put the accounting principles students are learning in the classroom to the test.

To learn more about StartHereGoPlaces.com® and how to incorporate its resources into your classroom, email startheregoplaces@aicpa.org.


American Management Association, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerAmerican Management Association, Operation Enterprise

Operation Enterprise, the young adult leadership division of American Management Association (AMA), is the premier management and leadership development program for high school and college students. Operation Enterprise now offers customized programs to youth organizations that are available throughout the year. Any of the business and leadership content can be tailored to your particular needs, objectives and time limitations.

The AMA course leaders and senior executives present highly interactive and hands-on workshops on Leadership, Management, Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Communication, Presentation Skills, and other important management topics. Based on the program format, other team building activities are available. For more information, visit Operation Enterprise or call 1.800.634.4262.


The Art Institutes System of Schools, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

If you’re a creative warrior who lives for coming up with ideas, you might be ready to join us. Here, you’ll find people who’ll challenge and inspire you—and help you as you prepare for a career where you do what you love, for life. Explore scholarships*, including the FBLA National Scholarship. Three $10,000 nationwide tuition scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors graduating in 2017 who are FBLA members. In addition, we offer The Art Grant**, The Art Institutes Scholarship Competition, and a range of other scholarship opportunities that are merit, competition, and need-based. Learn about all available scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify at artinstitutes.edu

*Please contact the school directly to inquire about the amounts and types of grants and scholarships available at your selected Art Institutes school.

**The Art Grant is offered at all Art Institutes schools except for The Art Institute of Vancouver and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division. Amounts vary by location. Check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.  

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

© 2016 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


 

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Boston University School of Hospitality—New

Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States with more than 33,000 students at its urban campus in Boston, MA.  Hospitality isn’t just any career. It’s the world’s fastest-growing industry, encompassing travel, hotels, food service, and entertainment. Above all, it’s about people. And it offers you dozens of worldwide career paths to success. 

In this dynamic field, graduates of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration have a head start. Their remarkably high job-placement rates and starting salaries prove it. So do the thousands of SHA alumni in leadership roles throughout the industry.

In SHA’s full-time, four-year bachelor’s degree program, you’ll learn how to manage a staff, set prices, market a hospitality business, and much more, all using the latest technology. Our curriculum is carefully crafted and frequently reviewed by industry professionals who know what it takes to become a successful hospitality manager.

Learn more about the BU School of Hospitality Administration: www.bu.edu/hospitality


Brainbench, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerBrainbenchFree Certifications

FBLA-PBL's special partnership with Brainbench allows members in all divisions to receive one free certification test from the 600 available through Brainbench. Visit Brainbench.com to explore the vast certification opportunities available to you! With Brainbench tests, you can update your skills, enhance your resume, and prove to potential employers that you've got what it takes to get the job done.

Once you've taken your test, you will receive immediate feedback on your results, including your strengths and weaknesses. This information is stored in an online transcript, which you manage. You can decide whether you want to make your test results/certifications viewable to the public. If you have questions or experience problems, contact Brainbench customer support.

Please go to the Advisers Area for instructions and the promotional code. 


CareerSafe, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerCareerSafe® Online

No Job is Worth a Young Worker’s Life. CareerSafe® provides online safety training including OSHA 10-Hour training and cyber safety awareness training for students. We are committed to offering affordable, informative and innovative online safety training so that students can earn nationally recognized employment credentials which will serve them throughout their chosen career path. CareerSafe courses are designed to give you, the educator, power to implement our programs that best fit your classroom needs. The programs are low cost to better serve junior high and high school students. Funding and scholarship opportunities are available. Don’t forget to select FBLA when you checkout. 


Certified Internet Web Professional, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerCertified Internet Web Professional (CIW)

Having issued more than 160,000 professional certifications and trained more than 1 million students and professionals worldwide, CIW offers the world's fastest growing vendor-neutral Web technology education and certification programs for students and professionals.

More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW has become the educational standard adopted by thousands of universities, colleges, high schools, businesses, and government agencies worldwide for Web technology skills. CIW includes applications and competencies, but the core curriculum focuses on the foundational standards of the Web, including Internet business, networking, Web design, Web development, and Web security.

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with satellite offices in Ireland and Japan, plus a worldwide reseller network, CIW products bring learners of all ages the knowledge and skills essential to success in the modern workplace. Visit CIWcertified.com for more information.


Certiport, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerCertiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport


Champlain College, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerChamplain College

Founded in 1878, Champlain College® is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont. Our career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for their professional life from their very first semester.

Ranked among the Princeton Review's 378 Best Colleges: 2014 Edition and named the Top "Up-and-Comer" College in U.S. News & World Report's "2014 Best Colleges," Champlain offers more than 30 Undergraduate Degrees:


Cornell University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerCornell University

Cornell is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, NY. With seven undergraduate colleges and schools, 80 majors, and over 4,000 courses, Cornell embodies the founding principles "where any person can find instruction in any study". You will find outstanding and diverse opportunities to study business at Cornell—through programs in economics, management, labor relations, hospitality, real estate, and other specializations. We will help you develop leadership skills so you can excel at the interface between business and other fields of knowledge to expand your impact in the global marketplace.

For more information about Cornell University programs, visit www.cornell.edu or for specific information about Business Programs at Cornell, please visit www.business.cornell.edu.


Creighton University-Heider College of Business

Creighton University—New

Guided by our Jesuit heritage, Creighton University Heider College of Business forms leaders who promote justice and use their business knowledge to improve the world.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — College of Business, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University—College of Business

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's oldest and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. Our College of Business in Daytona Beach is rated in the top third of the nation for value in business colleges (PayScale.com). We offer B.S. degrees in Business Administration, with concentrations in Management, Marketing and Accounting and Finance; and Aviation Business Administration, with concentrations in Air Transportation and Supply Chain Management. We offer Master degrees in Business Administration, Business Administration in Aviation Management, and Aviation Finance. Our curriculum is built upon educating students with the practical knowledge and skills essential to their entry into the workplace and society. To learn more, go to our website, daytonabeach.erau.edu/cob; join our Facebook page; follow us on Twitter; or find us on YouTube (COB Report). We are the Business of Flight®!


Everest Universities, Colleges and Institutes

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At non-profit Everest, we understand that choosing a career path and a school can be a big decision. That’s why we're here to answer your questions and help students every step of the way.

What Makes Us Different?

Everest is a different kind of school. We understand that not all students learn the same way, and many have different needs. We offer:

    • American Dream Scholarships- up to $5,000 in award money
    • A unique learning environment where you learn by doing
    • Help finding a career after graduation
    • Personal attention and supportive services

Who We Are 

As part of our commitment to our graduates’ long-term success we offer programs in subject areas tailored to provide in-demand skills and training to meet local workforce needs.  We invite you to be a part of it all at www.everest.edu and www.zenith.org.


FBLA-PBL School Store Manual, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerFBLA-PBL School Store Manual

Do you run a school store or would you like to start one? Through a partnership with the Raymond Geddes Company, FBLA-PBL has developed a school store manual complete with tips, do's and don'ts, and the necessary forms to make your business venture a success.


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The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), founded in 1946, is the premier source for students and educators seeking to understand the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in economics and the foundations of economic and social progress, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead our focus is making the ideas of sound economics and the philosophy of individual liberty widely accessible, easily understood and energizing to young minds. FEE offers student seminars, classroom materials, a quarterly magazine, and daily content at FEE.org. For more information, contact Jason Riddle at 404-554-9980, x227 or jriddle@FEE.org.


H&R Block Dollars and Sense, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerH&R Block Dollars and Sense

H&R Block Dollars & Sense is an educational initiative dedicated to increasing teens’ financial literacy. Through engagement with educators, parents and high school students, the program provides educational resources, giving teens the financial foundation they need to succeed after graduation.

Free to high school teachers, the H&R Block Budget Challenge is a teacher-tested, online simulation tool that replicates real-world budgeting and personal finance decision-making. By simulating an adult’s financial life—paying bills, investing in retirement, managing loans and more – students take a personal finance “road test.” This learn-by-doing educational approach allows high school students to make real-world mistakes without facing real-world consequences.

Since 2009, H&R Block Dollars and Sense has provided more than $10 million in grants and scholarships. Learn more at H&R Block Dollars & Sense.


Johnson & Wales University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerJohnson & Wales University

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, FL; Denver, CO; and Charlotte, N.C. An innovative educational leader, the university offers a unique model integrating arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities. We inspire students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. By completing an application for admission to JWU and indicating FBLA membership, students are automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program and all its benefits. For questions or more information please call the Johnson & Wales NSO office at 800.DIAL.JWU (800.342.5598 ext. 2345). Visit admissions.JWU.edufor more information.).


Junior Tours, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerJunior Tours

Inspire your students by planning an exciting and educational trip to New York City, Chicago, or Atlanta.  Sponsoring a business related tour to any of these cities is the best way to boost the enrollment and spirit in your FBLA chapter.  Junior Tours will arrange an all-inclusive tour package at an affordable price.  Chaperones travel free.  For more information, contact us today at 1-800-631-2241, travel@juniortours.com or www.juniortours.com.


Keyboarding Online, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerKeyboarding Online

Keyboarding Online is a leading provider of web-based keyboarding software. Innovative features eliminate hunting and pecking, and prevent cheating. Computer-Tablet-Chrome Book-iPad compatible with NO software to install! Technique video for students. Individualize easily to fast/slow students. Self-paced. All exercises automatically scored/recorded. Automatically calculates Progress/mid-term and Final Grade Reports. FREE e-book for formatting. Sign up for FREE 60-day trial at www.KeyboardingOnline.com


Knowledge Matters, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerKnowledge MattersVirtual Business Finance Challenge

Knowledge Matters is sponsoring a special event during the 2016-2017 school year. This event will be based on the Virtual Business–Personal Finance Online simulation. FBLA members will use the simulation to test their skills at managing their own financial lives and will compete against students across the country.  Members will experience real world financial issues such as budgeting, saving, opening bank accounts, getting a credit card, monitoring credit scores, education and advancement, online banking, paying taxes, finding a job, insurance, and more.

 There will be two rounds held via the Internet during the school year.

  • October 17, 2016 (10:00 a.m. EDT)–November 11, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EST)
  • February 6, 2017 (10:00 a.m.  EST)–March 3, 2017 (5:00 p.m.  EST) 

The first place individual/team from each round will be awarded $500.  To register, go to KnowledgeMatters.com and click on the FBLA area. Questions may be emailed to VBCCentral@KnowledgeMatters.com

 

 Note: This activity is not a part of the competitive events program.  Participating in this activity does not preclude a student competing in the national competitive events. 


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Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program

Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is the nation’s fastest growing FREE leadership program teaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead2Feed provides teachers with project-based lessons aligned to Common Core State Standards with a focus on College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing, Speaking, and Listening. The lessons are leadership driven activities centered on the challenge of working to meet a community need through project management, decisions-making, and team work. Your project teams have an opportunity to be one of 50 winners by entering the Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge to win up to $20,000 in donation prize money for your non-profit organizations and up to $15,000 in technology products for your school.  (March of Dimes projects qualify!). Lead2Feed is where leadership and service intersect for measurable results. Learn more: Visit lead2feed.org to register.


Life University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerLife University

Life University (LIFE) offers 12 undergraduate and four graduate programs rooted in innovation and purpose, along with the world’s largest single-campus chiropractic college. LIFE is breaking boundaries in multiple disciplines across the health and wellness spectrum by impacting and inspiring future leaders to become life-changing revolutionaries. Our small classrooms and unique educational environments allow students to receive one-on-one mentorship from industry thought leaders. As an international institution, LIFE is committed to advancing the vital health revolution through education, social and clinical research, and serving as a think tank for global conversations enhancing the human experience.

For more information visit life.edu


LifeSmarts and the National Consumers League, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerLifeSmarts and the National Consumers League

LifeSmarts is a national educational competition focused on personal finance and consumer topics. It complements the curriculum already in place in schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. This free program, open to 6th-12th-grade students in the United States, quizzes students about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

FBLA teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website where they will have the opportunity to win monthly "TeamSmarts" challenges and compete against other chapters for the right to represent FBLA at the National LifeSmarts Championship each April. LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, which was founded in 1899 and is America's pioneer consumer organization.For more information about LifeSmarts contact Program Director Lisa Hertzberg at lisah@nclnet.org, call 202.835.3323. 

Note: This program is a separate activity from the LifeSmarts competitive event.


Long Island University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerLong Island University (LIU)

The leaders in the College of Management at Long Island University – Post, an AACSB Accredited school of business, want to come to you!

As future business leaders of America, you realize that understanding the market is key to your success. Being just a 40-minute train ride to mid-town Manhattan, we have a unique knowledge of succeeding in New York City and Wall Street.

Dean Rob Valli has passed through the gates of three of the top four ranked universities in the world: UC-Berkeley (BA ’82); Stanford Graduate School of Business (SEP ’95); and, Cambridge University (Ph.D ’09). Assistant Dean Ray Pullaro received degrees from Yale (BA ‘91), and New York University (MBA ’01) before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Executive Committee at Blackstone.

Both he and Dean Valli would welcome to the opportunity to talk to your future business leaders about innovation, entrepreneurship, and how to get the job you want. Contact Greg Wagner at Gregory.wagner@liu.edu.


March of Dimes Grants, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

March of Dimes Grants

The Mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Together, March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL are fighting premature birth. It’s the #1 killer of babies and it costs American businesses $12 billion annually.

For 40 years, FBLA-PBL and the March of Dimes have partnered to raise money in support of the March of Dimes' mission and to date, FBLA-PBL has raised over $15 million.

As an incentive to chapters, the March of Dimes provides national awards to the FBLA-PBL chapters and states that raise the most money. In addition the March of Dimes provides grants to reward members and chapters for their support of the March of Dimes partnership; and to identify and support innovative ideas and projects that enhance the growth, recognition, and support of FBLA and the March of Dimes partnership.

Local and state chapters that participate in March of Dimes activities such as March for Babies or Prematurity Awareness Month are eligible to submit grant requests. Grants may not be used for equipment purchases, but are designed to support programming or activities to further enhance the partnership with March of Dimes. Program or activity grant proposals must be for programs designed to be accomplished within a period of no more than 18 months. Grant recipients must complete an outcome-based project report that can be submitted to the March of Dimes and are encouraged to be in the form of a workshop, article, or project that can be reproduced and shared with other chapters and states. Local chapters may receive grants up to $1,000. State chapters may apply for grants up to $2,500. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges and announced at the National Leadership Conference. Grants must be postmarked by January 15.

Apply for a grant. Contact membershipdir@fbla.org with questions.


Men's Wearhouse, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerMen's Wearhouse

Men's Wearhouse offers FBLA advisers our classroom seminar program, "How to Dress for Success, First Impressions are Everything." Our seminar covers preparing for an interview, selecting appropriate professional apparel for men and women and avoiding common interview mistakes. We'll visit your classroom or provide you with Do-it-Yourself support materials to conduct our seminar program at your own convenience.This year's program will be offered to Chapter Advisers in two formats:

  1. A local representative conducting a classroom seminar (travel or staffing limitations may preclude this option).

  2. A self-service kit for conducting the seminar on a do-it-yourself basis.

For more information on either option, please contact Mike Sins at specialevents@tmw.com or call 1-866-332-9966.

Learn about Men's Wearhouse Cash for Schools and Prom Rep.


Mercer University Stetson School of Business and Economics, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

Mercer University Stetson School of Business and Economics

Mercer Means Business. At the Stetson School of Business, you start college with business classes and a business advisor from day one.

We provide career-focused business education that produces entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. That includes internship experience—we have a 100% placement rate—service-learning classes, and a wide range of study abroad options.

Coursework includes "liberal learning," intended to develop communication skills, cultural literacy, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning. Business students further enrich their studies with courses intended to broaden their worldview and prepare them for business, e.g., ethical reasoning, diversity understanding, global dynamics, business communications, and quantitative methods.

The remainder of your studies can be devoted to your career focus, building on the business core of courses common to all majors. Business majors include accounting, business information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing, sports business, or a personalized portfolio of study.


Minerva Schools at KGI, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerMinerva Schools @ KGI—NEW

Minerva is an innovative, accredited university program developed by a former Harvard Dean and a successful entrepreneur to prepare leaders and innovators. Students live in seven different global hubs throughout their four years (San Francisco, London, Seoul, and more). Minerva students study exclusively in small active learning seminars throughout. Minerva offers a Freshman tuition scholarship for qualified FBLA students - learn more, and start the free application, at minerva.kgi.edu/fbla.


myCollegeOptions, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnermyCollegeOptions®

myCollegeOptions®, the nation's largest college planning program, directly benefits participating students and families by providing them with a free college planning account that delivers comprehensive resources on colleges and universities, the college search and admissions processes, financial aid, scholarship and matches to "best fit" colleges. Each year, over 2.5 million high school students in over 95% of the public and private high schools in the country register for the program. Our partners, like FBLA, are able to reach millions of students and thousands of educators through our extensive reach and relationships with administrators, educators and students.


MyPath

MyPath

MyPath, powered by The Institutes, is a collaborative industry effort between risk management and insurance companies that exists to educate students and young professionals about the limitless career opportunities that the insurance industry has to offer. 

The MyPath website has a ton of great, free resources that can help students learn about careers in insurance and why they’re important, including: 

  • Information about the industry and available careers
  • Internships and information on collegiate studies
  • Career assessment tools and videos for discovering career roles
  • Blog articles with perspectives from real people within the industry and tips for navigating college, internships, and early career years
  • Scholarship and financial assistance resources

With MyPath, students can discover tons of career roles in the insurance industry and how their skill set makes them the perfect candidate for endless opportunities.  

Visit InsureMyPath.org to learn more


National Association of Parliamentarians, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

National Association of Parliamentarians

The examination for membership in NAP, which is based on Robert’s Rules of Order in Brief (2nd edition) is available online. National dues for full-time students are $37.50 and are prorated monthly. National and state dues must accompany your membership application. To learn more call 888-627-2929 or visit www.parliamentarians.org/applyjoin/applications.


National Organization for Youth Safety, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNational Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS)

Car crashes and suicide are the number one and number two causes of death, respectively, for teens and young adults in the United States. 

National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) invites you to participate in the programs and contests we offer to help change these statistics.   Check out NOYS.org to learn more about our programs including: 

  • Youth Interactive Traffic Safety Lab, a national hands-on, experiential education event held in October
  • Youth Correspondents, a national network of youth communicators who creatively share safety messages
  • Seat Belts Save, a national competition designed to increase seat belt use by teens
  • Reality Check, resources designed to inspire conversations between teens and adults on the dangers of underage drinking and driving
  • Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, a national observance held each May, led by teen advocates 

Visit NOYS.org www.noys.org or email info@noys.org for other opportunities, resources and tools to equip you in youth-led initiatives to promote teen and young adult safety in your school and community.


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National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)—New

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) connects its members to exclusive scholarships, academic competitions, study abroad programs, and pre-college programs. These range from academic awards, to community service and leadership awards, arts and literature competitions, essay competitions, STEM awards, leadership awards and travel grants, among others.  NSHSS also provides a scholarship specifically for young entrepreneurs with innovative business projects.  More than $1,000,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year.  For details, visit www.nshss.org/scholarships. Email scholarships@nshss.org for questions about NSHSS or the scholarship program.


National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves thousands of FBLA-PBL and other CTSO members while awarding over $230,000 in scholarships to members annually. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, encourages the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. 

NTHS partners with FBLA-PBL to provide scholarships to students who are members in both organizations and they can also apply for the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship.  Attract qualified, diverse students into your CTE programs, offer more scholarship opportunities, and increase the number of top CTE students in your school.  

Start a NTHS chapter today and honor your top CTE students.  Contact NTHS at 800.801.7090 or visit www.nths.org for more information.


NFIB Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom Curriculum, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNFIB Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom Curriculum

Our FREE curriculum makes it possible to introduce entrepreneurship to any high school classroom or after school program regardless of discipline. This curriculum enables students to learn first-hand about the risks and rewards of operating a small business. Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom is composed of three modules, all of which contain teaching notes, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on activities.

All material is available online. There is a registration process, but everything is free! Please check out these great entrepreneurial education classroom resources.


Northwood University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNorthwood University

You want it all—a great business education, fun campus life, and lots of activities to choose from. Northwood University won’t disappoint. At Northwood you’ll get into your major on day one. Courses are taught by professors with real-world experience and a hands-on approach. You’ll learn it, do it, and add it to your resume! You’ll learn not only how to get jobs, but how to create them.

In addition to our high employment rate, over 34% of our alumni own part or all of their own business. Academic scholarships up to $60,000* with on-campus residency, FBLA scholarships up to $20,000, athletic scholarships, private donor scholarships, and other financial resources are available to those who qualify. www.northwood.edu.  

*Total amount of scholarship over eight semesters.


Oracle Academy, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerOracle Academy

Oracle Academy’s mission is to advance computer science education to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields.  We have quietly served 2.6M students, globally, and the educators dedicated to their success by providing a computer science solution that combines the best computer science curriculum, educator professional development, and cutting edge software–aligned to today’s business needs. Members can access these resources to support competitive events and activities as well as integrate as part of a CS course pathway in secondary schools.  Oracle Academy educator professional development is offered in a variety of formats, including self-study, on-line, and in-class training. We’ve been doing this work for over two decades and we do this for FREE! To learn more, visit Oracle Academy.


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Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by AACSB. Saunders is ranked highly, recognized as the #77 undergraduate program by U.S. News and #10 in Management Information Systems by USA Today.

Saunders graduates thrive in today's world by leveraging the rich traditions in science, technology, design, and entrepreneurship found at RIT. And all Saunders undergraduate students complete a paid co-op position, providing valuable real-world experience.

Employers take notice with 94% placement rates across all business programs. The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2 immerses students in their business education from day one, working in teams to create new businesses in their first two semesters.

Partnerships with RIT’s Venture Creations incubator and top ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship help Saunders College deliver a business education that is integrated with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. For more info, email undergrad@saunders.rit.edu, or call 585-475-7935.


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Remind—New 

Remind is a free text messaging app used by over 1,500 FBLA chapters and 50,000 members to increase engagement, organize events, fundraise, and more. Get your chapter started at www.remind.com.


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Ringling College of Art and Design—New

Ringling College Business of Art and Design is not your typical business school.

You'll master the essentials of business, such as marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, production management, project management, and economics.

You'll direct and manage artists and designers and learn how to bring creative solutions to life, working across disciplines and collaborating with a variety of students from our 13 majors, including photographers, animators, illustrators, filmmakers, and graphic designers. You'll tackle real business and design challenges working with the world’s top creative companies, like Disney, Converse, Cirque du Soleil, and Hasbro. Here, you will take risks and put your emerging management skills to work in a risk-free, supportive environment.

And after four years, you'll graduate a collaborative leader, blue sky thinker, and creative problem solver.

For more information, visit Ringling College of Art and Design.


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Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick—New

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is the nation’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning with a centuries-old tradition of rising to the challenges of each new generation. Rutgers Business School’s unique location offers its faculty and students a rare opportunity to partner with large local businesses. These public/private partnerships build a curriculum that defines the business school by setting students up for immediate success in disciplines like finance, accounting, marketing, business strategy, information systems, and supply chain management. For more information visit www.business.rutgers.edu.


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ScoreBeyond—New

ScoreBeyond has built the world’s #1 SAT & ACT prep apps (SAT Up and ACT Up) and most effective 1-on-1 private tutoring platform available. 

SAT Up and ACT Up normally cost $5/month for premium access but has been made available to FBLA members, for free! In addition, FBLA members who try out ScoreBeyond’s private tutoring, will earn $50 for their chapter.  

For more information on how to access the apps and fundraise using ScoreBeyond, visit ScoreBeyond.com/FBLA or email Chelsea Hegge: Chelsea@ScoreBeyond.com


Service Learning Curriculum

The March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL have teamed up to become involved in the service learning movement that is sweeping the nation. This movement integrates classroom learning with community service, a process that career and technical education has traditionally developed and supported though its local and nationwide community service programs. Student achievement is assessed on related projects as an integral part of the curriculum. New curriculum materials are also available from March of Dimes Team Youth.


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Social Assurity—New

Social Assurity consults with and educates high school and college students and their mentors, to help them create and disseminate an accurate and compelling picture of their lives via social media. The company’s broad range of e-courses, workshops, and concierge services deliver a tangible advantage for college admissions and career opportunities.  Rather than inhibit a student’s use of social media, Social Assurity guides students based on a set of principles that emphasizes the value of networking, active community engagement, and developing a unique and authentic personal narrative to best tell their own “self-story.” Designed to encourage students and their parents to create a more complete digital representation of the student, the result will be a more complete student profile that not only focuses on their educational accomplishments but also reinforces their unique character, interests, talents, and personality to set themselves apart from other qualified applicants.


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STEM Premier is an online platform that assists academic and technical STEM students (age 13+) in identifying and designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. We want to bring talent out of the shadows and level the playing field for all students—no matter who they are or where they live. 


Stock Market Game, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerStock Market Game

Students in the FBLA-PBL Stock Market Game (SMG) work either individually or in teams of up to 5 members to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds to create a high performing investment portfolio. They track and manage their investments over the course of 15 weeks. The FBLA-PBL SMG teams receive valuable opportunities to practice core math, English Language Arts, and research skills as well as fundamental business, economics, and social studies content in a real world scenario. For details on the FBLA-PBL SMG program, login to the Advisers Area on the national website and click “Stock Market Game”. 

Game dates for the Fall 2016 FBLA-PBL SMG are September 12 to December 16. Spring 2017 FBLA-PBL SMG dates are January 23 to May 5. The registration fee for a team of up to 5 students is $10.95. Students will be ranked and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL. 


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The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 in Hoboken, NJ, Stevens has a long history of education and research that emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, technology and problem solving, preparing students to become entrepreneurial-minded, transformational leaders. Stevens is accredited by AACSB and is nationally recognized for return on investment and career placement—96 percent of students secure full-time career placement upon graduation, and more than 90 percent earn paid internships. Stevens is directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, giving business students endless opportunity to meet and learn from executives in every industry, and offers seven technology-infused business majors that prepare graduates to make an instant impact when they enter the workforce. Learn more at stevens.edu/business, or contact Michelle Crilly at mcrilly@stevens.edu.  


University of Utah — David Eccles Business Scholars, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerUniversity of Utah—Eccles Business Scholars

The Business Scholars program at the University of Utah gives high-achieving freshmen students an honors-level introduction to the various business disciplines. With an emphasis on experiential learning, Business Scholars work with top faculty members to explore the problems facing today's companies in marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, and management. Business Scholars have the unique opportunity to travel regionally and internationally to meet and interact with business leaders from the companies that they study.

Scholarships are available specifically for students accepted to Business Scholars. Additionally, a committed group of faculty members, academic advisors, career counselors, and peer mentors work with students to develop the skills necessary for success in college and the workforce. Learn more about Business Scholars and the David Eccles School of Business by contacting Mandy Hamelstrom at Mandy.Hamelstrom@business.utah.com


VISA, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerVisa Inc.—Practical Money Skills

Practical Money Skills for Life is an award-winning, free financial education program offering resources to help consumers manage their money through all stages of life. Launched in 1995, the program reaches millions per year with its financial literacy curriculum, educational games, apps, monthly e-newsletter and free materials that cover a wide range of personal financial information. Visit PracticalMoneySkills.com or email us at info@practicalmoneyskills.com.


Wesleyan College, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerWesleyan College

An astonishing 84 years before women could even vote in the United States, they could earn a degree at Wesleyan College. First for Women isn't just a claim to fame; anchored in tradition and guided by an innovative spirit, first is forever. We offer 32 majors and 27 minors and have a student/faculty ratio of 11:1 with 100 percent of faculty members holding the highest degrees in their fields. Call 1.800.447.6610, email admission@wesleyancollege.edu, or visit WesleyanCollege.edu.