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.

America Saves

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

American Management Association, Operation Enterprise

Art Institutes System of Schools

Better World Collective (BWC)—New


CareerSafe® Online

Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW)


Champlain College—New


Conover Company—New

Cornell University—New

Dardis Academy

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Business

FBLA-PBL School Store Manual

Foundation for Economic Education

Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

H&R Block

Howe School at Stevens Institute of Technology

Johnson & Wales University

Junior Tours

Keyboarding Online

Knowledge MattersVirtual Business Finance Challenge

Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program

Life University—New

LifeSmarts and the National Consumers League

Long Island University—New

March of Dimes Grants

Men's Wearhouse

Mercer University Stetson School of Business and Economics

Minerva Schools @ KGI

My College Options

National Association of Parliamentarians

National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS)

National Technical Honor Society

Next Gen Personal Finance—New

NFIB Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom Curriculum

Northwood University

Oracle Academy


Service Learning Curriculum

STEM Premier—New

Stock Market Game

Stock-Trak's HowTheMarketWorks.com

University of Utah—David Eccles Business Scholars

Visa Inc.—Practical Money Skills

Wesleyan College

America Saves, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

America Saves

America Saves is a national effort aimed at teaching and motivating students to save money through financial action—making a commitment that they will:

  • spend less than they earn and save the difference

  • save the difference by making a plan as to where (bank, credit union, U.S. Savings Bonds), how (direct deposit, walking into the bank, using an ATM), when (beginning of every month, 15th of the month), and a goal (car, events, emergency fund, college)

Centered around America Saves Week in February, this online program has proved successful with over 14,000 youth who are saving between $16 – $19 a month. It is a perfect complement to financial education. Over 100 FBLA Chapters have participated in this exciting and meaningful effort.

Available: training, materials, resources, and an online automated process. Contact George Barany, Young America Saves at gbarany@consumerfed.org or 216-375-3255.

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 PartnerThe Art Institutes System of Schools

At our school, we know creativity doesn’t thrive in a box. It needs to be explored. It’s hands-on and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make it happen.

In our creative community, you’ll get the guidance, support, technology, real-world experience, and career services you need to to bring your biggest ideas to life. Visit ArtInstitutes.edu to explore our areas of study and be inspired by the stories of our students and alumni.

Find out about scholarships at http://new.artinstitutes.edu/scholarships and about scholarships specifically for high school students at http://new.artinstitutes.edu/scholarships/high-school*.

*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 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: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2015 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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

Better World Collective, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerBetter World Collective (BWC)—New

Better World Collective (BWC) is announcing its new Rising Entrepreneur Accelerator Program and asking you to nominate entrepreneurially-minded FBLA sophomores and juniors who work well with others, possess a strong vision for their future, and are committed to using their talents to help better the world.

This one-of-a-kind learning experience will provide students with unparalleled opportunities to impact the world around them. Students will be actively collaborating with non-profits, businesses, community leaders, other FBLA chapters, and the Better World Collective team - all towards the goal of an incredible learning experience combining hands-on entrepreneurship and service to the common good. In addition to having a meaningful impact on local and national communities, students will also have access to BWC's network of entrepreneurs, angel investors, and corporate partners.

Advisers, nominate a student.

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

CareerSafe®, provides online OSHA 10-Hour safety training for your students at an affordable cost of $25 per student. Your students will not only receive an industry-recognized credential, but will be safer and more employable in the workforce. The program is easily integrated in the classroom in a convenient online format. Funding opportunities are also available for school districts at State and Federal levels. In addition to safety training for young workers, you can receive continuing education units with CareerSafe's Professional Development Program which can be applied to your annual State requirement. 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 13,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, 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 more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit Certiport.com.

Champlain College, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerChamplain College—New

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:

  • Accounting
  • Broadcast & Streaming Media
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer & Digital Forensics
  • Computer Networking & Cyber-security
  • Computer Science & Innovation
  • Creative Media
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education
  • Environmental Policy
  • Filmmaking
  • Finance
  • Game Art & Animation
  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Graphic Design & Digital Media
  • International Business
  • Legal Studies
  • Management & Innovation
  • Management of Creative Media
  • Marketing
  • Middle School Teacher Education
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Radiography
  • Secondary Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Undeclared

Chegg, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerChegg (formerly Zinch)

Chegg.com connects students with scholarships and best-fit colleges, all while providing them with the tools they need to be successful in high school and eventually college. Upon making a free account, students have the ability to connect with colleges, search for scholarships, and apply to a wider range of internships. As the student hub, Chegg’s goal is to help college-bound students save time, save money, and get smarter through its products and services.

Conover, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerConover Company—New

Soft skills refers to a group of personal qualities that enables individuals to interact effectively with other people. Research conducted by Harvard University, Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center has concluded that 85% of job success comes from well-developed people skills while only 15% comes from technical skills (hard skills).

Our Workplace Readiness Credential is a cloud-based, anywhere/anytime/any device, assessment and skill building system focusing on soft skills. FBLA’s mission is to help bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Our Workplace Readiness Credential can play an integral part in that process. Why not focus on key soft skills like attitude, communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and more that research shows are the key skills employers want in their employees? Use our soft skills credential to document soft skills success.

Visit our FBLA-branded site: Conover Company.

Cornell University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerCornell University—New

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.

Dardis Academy, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerDardis Academy

Dardis Academy is one of the best professional training opportunities for high school and college students – period. Our students gain skills in oral and written communication, professional image, business etiquette, and persuasive communication skills. They are able to prove their work ethic, character and mental toughness through our unique program.

The Dardis Academy lays the foundation for a solid future in business. The program provides executive training from world-class instructors, hands on experience for a powerful resume, and an opportunity to earn college credit.

Students participate in an interactive training class and internship. They learn best-in-class leadership skills and techniques, and have an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the real-world. Following this experience students are invited to an exclusive networking event with companies looking to hire Dardis Academy graduates.

For more information on Dardis Academy, email info@dardisinc.com or call 800.720.6329.

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 Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, and Aviation Business Administration. We offer Master degrees in Business Administration, Aviation Business Administration, 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, visit us online at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - College of Business, join our Facebook page; follow us on Twitter; or find us on YouTube. We are the Business of Flight™!

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.

Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) LogoFoundation for Economic Education

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.

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerThe Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, an affiliate of The Institutes, is a 501(c)(3) educational institution that raises awareness about insurance career opportunities among high school and college students. The Griffith Foundation offers:

  • Scholarships

  • Grants for educational institutions

  • Educational program support

In having these resources and opportunities available to them, students are not only encouraged to consider risk management and insurance careers, but also are provided with the financial support they need.

Visit The Griffith Foundation’s website to learn more.

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 $7 million in grants and scholarships. Learn more at H&R Block Dollars & Sense.

Howe School at Stevens Institute of Technology, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

The Howe School at Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is a private research university overlooking Manhattan in Hoboken, NJ, with a long history as a leader in innovation and excellence. That legacy is central to the mission of the Howe School, the business school at Stevens. As technology continues to change how business is conducted, the Howe School strives to be a leader in teaching and researching how innovations in technology require a new approach to traditional business principles. The Howe School offers seven degree programs—Business & Technology, Quantitative Finance, Marketing, Finance, Management, Information Systems and Economics—that prepare graduates to make an instant impact when they enter the workforce. That's the value of a degree from Stevens—96% of students secure full-time career placement within six months of graduation, and the school is ranked third-best in the nation for return on investment. Visit stevens.edu/howe or contact Michelle Crilly at Michelle.Crilly@stevens.edu.

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).

Junior Tours, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerJunior Tours

Inspire your students by planning an exciting and educational trip to New York City or Chicago. It's the best way to boost enrollment and spirit in your FBLA chapter. Junior Tours puts together all-inclusive tour packages at affordable prices. Chaperones travel free. For more information, contact 800-631-2241, travel@juniortours.com or visit us online.

Keyboarding Online, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerKeyboarding Online

Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding software. Leading provider of online keyboarding programs. Innovative features eliminate hunting and pecking habits! Individualize program to student's needs. Tablet, Chrome Book, iPad compatible! No software to install! Free mouse pads/posters! The easiest and most effective method to teach keyboarding. Free 60 day trial! Visit Keyboarding Online.

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

Knowledge Matters is sponsoring a special event during the 2015-2016 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 19, 2015 (10:00 a. m. EST) – November 13, 2015 (5:00 p. m. EST)
  • February 1, 2016 (10:00 a. m. EST) – February 26, 2016 (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. Email questions 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.

Lead2Feed, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerLead2Feed Student Leadership Program

Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is a 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 solving a hunger or community service need. Student teams can enter the Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge to win up to $25,000 in donation prize money for their non-profit organizations and up to $25,000 in technology products for their school. Learn more: Visit Lead2Feed.org to register.

Life University, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerLife University—New

Life University offers leading-edge, vital health science degrees in a dynamic community that empowers and inspires individuals to discover and design lives of success and significance. LIFE provides students with the vision to fulfill their innate potential, the inspiration to engage in a quest for self-discovery, and the ability to apply a principled approach to their future roles as leaders in humanitarian service and as citizens in their communities. LIFE seeks to instill and practice a set of values, a philosophy, and a perspective toward wellness and a deeper meaning of service to humanity, which produces a transformational experience.

LIFE has specialized undergraduate degrees, with defined pre-professional tracks in the realm of natural and vital health, including an accelerated pre-chiropractic track; four graduate programs in sport health science, clinical nutrition, positive psychology and athletic training; and a doctorate program in Chiropractic.

Visit Life University for more information visit.

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)—New

One of the nation's largest comprehensive private universities, Long Island University offers more than 500 undergraduate degree programs taught by more than 500 full-time professors. A leader in academic innovation, LIU is notable for its experiential learning programs, its high-tech startup incubator, student-run businesses, and the LIU Promise student-mentoring program. In addition to the main New York campuses in Brookville and Brooklyn, LIU also offers a distinct Bachelor of Arts program in global studies—the only accredited four-year bachelor's education in the world that immerses students in over eight countries for a one-of-a-kind education.

Upon graduation, LIU students are welcomed into a community of nearly 200,000 alumni and become global leaders in fields that include the arts, health sciences, media, education, pharmacy, business, technology, and public service. Learn more about Long Island University.

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 the 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

The world is changing dramatically but our universities are not. Will the traditional approach provide students the intellectual and personal growth required to lead and innovate in an evolving world? The Minerva Schools at KGI is a new innovative university program designed by a former Harvard Dean and successful entrepreneur to train students to solve complex global problems. Minerva students live in up to seven of the world’s greatest cities throughout their four years of college, studying exclusively in small active learning seminars throughout. Minerva has created a full Freshman year tuition scholarship for an FBLA student, apply today if you want a college experience that will challenge you to accelerate your growth as a leader and innovator.

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.

National Association of Parliamentarians, an FBLA Membership Benefits Partner

National Association of Parliamentarians

 The examination for membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) is now available online. National dues for full-time students are $37.50 plus payment of state dues.

Complete details about applying for membership, taking the examination online, and the amount of state dues can be found online or by calling the NAP toll-free at 888-627-2929.

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

Car crashes are the number one cause of death for teens.

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

   • The National Teen Driver Safety Summit in October 2015
   • Seat Belts Save, a national competition designed to increase seat belt use by teens
   • Reality Check, an online resource to educate your peers on the dangers of drinking and driving
   • Roll Model, activities and programs on pedestrian and bicycle safety for teens

Also visit NOYS.org or email info@noys.org for other opportunities, resources and tools to equip you in youth-led initiatives to promote safe teen driving in your school or community.

National Technical Honor Society, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNational Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves thousands of FBLA-PBL and other CTSO members while awarding over $210,000 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. Membership costs only $25, a one-time fee. Contact NTHS at 800.801.7090 or visit NTHS.org for more information.

Next Gen Personal Finance, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerNext Gen Personal Finance—New

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is a non-profit organization that believes all young people deserve a free, quality education to develop their financial capability.

We have spent thousands of hours curating the best personal finance resources from the web so you don't have to. Next Gen Personal Finance now provides the following free content to educators:

  • Lesson Library: Over 70+ lessons and growing
  • Activity Bank: Click the tab titled "Activity Bank" along the left-hand side to find 85+ interactive exercises.
  • NGPF Blog: Updated daily, provides you with case studies, questions of the day and finds creative ways to incorporate current events into your classroom.

Please send us an email (tim@nextgenpersonalfinance.org) if you have any questions or comments. Your feedback is always appreciated and helps us create better resources for you and your students.

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 University 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 35% 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.

*Total amount of scholarship over eight semesters.

Oracle Academy, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerOracle Academy

Oracle Academy offers free professional development for educators in a variety of formats, including self-study, on-line, and in-class training. The courses are available to Oracle Academy members, and are part of our suite of free resources in support of CS education. Members gain access to software, curriculum, and training that can also be used to support competitive events and activities. Membership is free. To learn more, visit Oracle Academy.

Praxis, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerPraxis

If you've ever wanted to be an entrepreneur, it's time to break the mold. Step out of the classroom and into the world. Praxis is an intensive ten-month program for entrepreneurial young people who want more than college. Praxis is real-world experience working with dynamic businesses and the best of online education in one.

We pair you with entrepreneurs across the country where you get paid to work 30 hours a week while completing 10 hours a week of coursework in philosophy, history, economics, business, digital skills, entrepreneurship, and workshops on writing, speaking, resumes, interviews, and starting a business.

Break the mold. Find out what makes you come alive and do it. Ten months could change your life. Apply or contact us at info@discoverpraxis.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.

STEM Premier, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerStem Premier—New

STEM Premier is the first cradle‐to‐career online solution that assists students in 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 Stock Market Game can work individually or in teams with up to 5 members to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks and funds to build a virtual investment portfolio. They track and manage their investments over the course of 15 weeks. Students participating in the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game are provided with valuable opportunities to practice core skills in math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Business, Economics, and other subjects in a real world scenario. For details on the SMG program, login to the "Adviser’s Area" and click on "Stock Market Game."

FBLA-PBL advisers may also register for an SMG team and compete with other advisers. Advisers wishing to learn more about investing or test their investment acumen should complete a new Stock Market Game registration as "Teacher wishing to participate as an individual in the separate teacher only game."

Game dates are Fall 2015 SMG (9/8/15–12/18/15) and Spring 2016 SMG (1/26/16–5/7/16). The registration fee is $10.95 for an individual or for a team of up to 5 students. Adviser registration is also $10.95. Students and advisers will be ranked and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL.

HowTheMarketWorks.com, an FBLA Membership Benefits PartnerStock-Trak's HowTheMarketWorks.com

HowTheMarketWorks.com (HTMW) is a FREE Stock Market Challenge website used by 10,000 teachers each year that allows teachers to create their own customized trading challenge for their classes/clubs by choosing the trading dates, initial cash balance, and other trading rules. Students then register for FREE and compete against each other buying and selling stocks, ETFs, bonds, and mutual funds to see who can have the highest portfolio value.

The HTMW site is loaded with educational resources like Lesson Plans, a Warren Buffet Quote of the Day, Stock Term of the Day and over 500 articles, videos, and glossary words to help you teach your students How the Stock Market Works!

HowTheMarketWorks.com will also host two free Stock Market Challenges where FBLA and Middle Level students compete for prizes. Dates are October 5, 2015–November 20, 2015 and March 7, 2016–April 9, 2016. Learn more about the new FBLA Stock Market Challenge.

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