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Education and Curriculum
The national association partners with various organizations to create and promote educational programs and curriculum, and to provide members with unique opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge that they are learning in the classroom.

America Saves

America Saves is a program of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) centered around America Saves Week February 24–March 1, 2014, and 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 make and save the difference.
• They will save the difference by making a plan as to where they will save (bank, credit union, U.S. Savings Bonds), how they will do it (direct deposit, walking into the bank, sending in money to their account), when they will do it (the beginning of every month, the 15th of the month), and have in mind what they will save for (car, house, events, emergency fund, college, dates).
• They will make it automatic - get it out of their hand or pocket by direct deposits into their account or by having their parents make the deposits.

This online enrollment program has already proved successful with over 5,000 youth who are saving between $16.00–$19.00 a month and is a perfect compliment or testimony to the effectiveness of financial education.

CFA provides training to advisers and students, materials and resources, and most importantly online enrollment to automate the process. This can be organized as a chapter project or broadened to the entire school population including teachers, staff, and parents. To take advantage of this exciting and simple initiative contact George Barany, Consumer Federation of America Director of Financial Education at gbarany@consumerfed.org or 216-375-3255.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

AICPA would like to thank FBLA advisers for opening students’ eyes to the world of business and accounting and helping inspire future business leaders.

We encourage you and your students to visit StartHereGoPlaces.com—an interactive website for high school and community college students interested in exploring accounting as a viable career path. Students can read and hear testimonials from college accounting students as well as practicing CPAs, explore potential universities and even create customized resources to help take the jump from high school to college through a personalized College Checklist.

Start Here, Go Places. also offers educators an exclusive portal where you can exchange ideas and best practices with fellow teachers and obtain additional classroom resources and lesson plans to supplement your curriculum. In an effort to support you as you continue to engage and encourage your students, the AICPA offers membership exclusive for Pre-College Accounting and Business Educators. Becoming an AICPA Pre-College Accounting and Business Educator Member not only gives you the ability to say you are a part of the professional organization that represents the CPA profession, it also gives you the key to premier resources and information—all for free.

To sign up for free membership or check out the Educators' Portal, go towww.startheregoplaces.com/for-teachers.

To learn more about StartHereGoPlaces.com and how to incorporate the website and its resources into your classroom, contact the AICPA at startheregoplaces@aicpa.org.

American Management Association (AMA)

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, please visit AMA at www.amanet.org/oe or call 1-800-634-4262.


Brainbench offers over 400 online technical and career certification tests. FBLA members and their advisers are able to take one free test as a special arrangement with FBLA-PBL. Go to Adviser Area on our Web site to access the free Brainbench certification code.

Business Scholars at the University of Utah—New

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.

Dozens of 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 by visiting our website at www.business.utah.edu/scholars or contacting Lauren Fisher at lauren.fisher@business.utah.edu

Camp Inc.—New

Camp Inc. is where ideas turn into reality.

Camp Inc. is a Jewish overnight summer camp in Boulder, CO where teenagers come from around the world to explore what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Our campers live right in the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant startup communities, where they meet new friends who share similar interests, get to interact with incredible guest mentors, go on backstage tours of local businesses, and are encouraged to be creative and inventive.

Through out-of-the-classroom experiences, our campers learn how to turn their ideas into reality and leave with a tool box of skills that promotes community, confidence, independence, leadership, giving, and Jewish identity so they can become innovators in business, philanthropy and the Jewish community.

Campers who have completed 6th and 7th grades have the choice of (2) 2-week sessions. Campers who have completed 8th through 11th grades have the choice of (2) 3-week sessions. All campers and staff live in the dorms right on the University of Colorado campus and do not have to be Jewish to attend.

Camp Inc. is funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Avi Chai Foundation and is a part of The Boulder JCC, a non-profit organization.

Learn more at www.CampInc.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CampInc, by following us on Twitter at twitter.com/campinc, or by calling our office at 303-998-1900.

Camp Inc. — Find your future here.


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.

CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional)

CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) is a vendor-neutral web education and certification program. CIW certifications verify that certified individuals have the skills necessary to master a technology driven world.

Built for the Web industry by the Web industry, CIW courses and certifications are designed using leading technological standards, rather than any one specific software or hardware vendor.

CIW includes applications and competencies, but their core curriculum focuses on the foundational standards that sustain the infrastructure of IT: Web design; security; administration; networking; databases; and enterprises.

The CIW program is offering FBLA-PBL members the opportunity to set up your own CIW Certified Testing Center, which provides discounting on all CIW certification exams. To learn more about this exciting program, please contact them at 1-888-370-5512 or info@ciwcertified.com, or visit their Web site at www.CIWcertified.com.


Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 10,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) certification program, The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 142 countries and 24 languages worldwide. To learn more about Certiport call 888-999-9830 or visit www.certiport.com.

Drexel University's LeBow College of Business

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has an outstanding reputation for leadership, corporate partnerships, technological strengths, industry perspectives and flexibility to meet the demands of today's business world.

Drexel LeBow offers several programs that provide exceptional high school students with an introduction to business education. These programs offer the opportunity to develop and maximize the business and leadership skills sought after by employers and college admissions officers.

Join us on campus in Philadelphia, PA to attend one of the following:

LeBow Summer Institutes

Innovation Generation: A Product Development Challenge for High School Students

For more information regarding Drexel LeBow’s programs, please contact Lisa Feden, Recruitment Coordinator, at lisa.k.feden@drexel.edu or 215-571-3767.

Ellsworth Publishing

HUNTING & PECKING STOPS HERE! Group discussion of attendee’s keyboarding problems/solutions, and solving common problems—cheating, Hunting & Pecking, Internet down. 60-Day Free Trial! No textbooks needed, no papers to print, turn in, or grade. Progress and grade reports are viewed online in an awesome Teacher Manager. Individualize to fast/slow learners. No course software to install/maintain. Totally online courses can be assigned as homework for students who are behind or ill at home. FREE formatting. Affordable. Visit www.EllsworthPublishing.com.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - College of Business

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world. The College of Business, Daytona Beach Campus, offers B.S. degrees in Business Administration with majors in Management, Marketing, Accounting & Finance, and Air Transportation. We offer Master degrees in Business Administration, Aviation Business Administration, and Aviation Finance, as well as an accelerated MBA program. Our curriculum is built upon educating students with the practical knowledge and skills essential to their entry into the workplace and society. Our average class sizes of 25 students are all taught by our professors who focus on applied research, classroom instruction, and student mentorship. Internships, while not required, are highly encouraged and plentiful. To learn more, go to our website www.daytonabeach.erau.edu/cob, join our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter. We are "the Business of Flight"!.


At 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:

• FREE interactive High School workshops on student preparedness and soft skill training
• A unique learning environment where you learn by doing
• Help finding a career after graduation
• Diploma, associate, bachelor's or master's degrees
• More than 100 campuses in the U.S. and Canada
• Personal attention and supportive services

Who We Are

Everest schools are part of a rich history of career schools with some campuses dating back more than 150 years. We invite you to be a part of it all at www.everest.edu; or visit www.whatnowgrad.com and view "Educators."

Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE)

Economics for Leaders (EFL) is a selective summer program held on college campuses across the country. The week-long residential program is open to high school students and teaches young leaders how to 1) integrate economics into the process of decision-making, 2) be conversant with the economic concepts shaping the global economy, 3) foster a commitment to continued learning about economics and leadership, and 4) become a more effective leader. EFL is a program of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, whose mission is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues. College credit is available. Visit www.fte.org to learn more.

Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation promotes the study of risk management and insurance at all levels of academic pursuit. The Foundation builds on the strength of the teacher—student relationship to educate young people about insurance and its critical role in their personal lives. Assisting educators with the task of teaching teenagers about insurance is the Foundation's primary focus. The Institute conducts workshops for teachers at various universities to help them learn about insurance and provides teaching materials, free of charge, that are age appropriate for their students. For more information on the Foundation, contact Jason Terrell at 1-855-288-7743 or jterrell@griffithfoundation.org.

H&R Block

H&R Block believes teaching students about money is an important investment and is committed to increasing teens' financial fitness. Through H&R Block Dollars & Sense, the company has donated more than $3.5 million to high schools and students nationwide for personal finance curriculum and scholarships. Learn more at www.hrblockdollarsandsense.com or www.facebook.com/hrbds.

Job Shadow Day

The National Job Shadow Coalition encourages young people across the country to explore their futures through career awareness and mentoring opportunities. Job shadowing is an academically motivating activity designed to give students an up-close look at the world of work and to answer the question, "Why do I have to learn this?" The nationwide kick-off is Groundhog Job Shadow Day. Students across America "shadow" workplace mentors as they go through a normal day on the job. The nationwide kick-off is Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

Johnson & Wales University

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students at its four campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, FL.; Denver, CO.; and Charlotte, NC. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit www.JWU.edu.

Junior Tours

Imagine the excitement of showing your students the gold vault of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Chicago Board of Trade or inside of CNN Studios in Atlanta. Junior Tours has over 45 years experience planning all inclusive educational tour packages. Each affordable trip is customized on the dates you choose to travel and complete in every detail. Chaperones travel free. Please call us at 1-800-631-2241 or visit us online at www.juniortours.com. Don't miss out on this tremendous opportunity for both you and your students!


Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is a leadership program teaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead2Feed provides teachers with free 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 issue on a local or global level. Student teams can enter the Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge for $500,000 in donation prize money to non-profit hunger organizations. Learn more: join a Free Live Video Chat on December 10 at 4pm ET. Visit www.lead2feed.com to register.

LifeSmarts and the National Consumers League

National partner LifeSmarts introduces FBLA members and advisers to LifeSmarts: The Ultimate Consumer Challenge, an educational opportunity that develops the consumer and marketplace skills of youth in a fun way and rewards them for the knowledge they demonstrate. The program complements the curriculum already in place in schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. LifeSmarts is a free program open to all 6th-12th-grade students in the United States. LifeSmarts covers personal finance; health and safety; the environment; technology; and consumer rights and responsibilities.

FBLA teams may compete on the LifeSmarts Web site (www.lifesmarts.org) where they will have the opportunity to win monthly "TeamSmarts" challenges (answering 100-question quizzes posted online, with $100 going to the winning team), and compete against other chapters for the right to represent FBLA at the National LifeSmarts Championship next April in Orlando (a team travel stipend of $2,500 is available to help the winning FBLA team attend the four-day educational tournament).

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, which was founded in 1899 and is America's pioneer consumer organization. NCL's mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information on the NCL visit www.nclnet.org.

For more information about LifeSmarts contact Program Director Lisa Hertzberg at lisah@nclnet.org.

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

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. The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies. 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. In doing so, hundreds of thousands of young people have been exposed to their health and mission messages.

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. For more information and to get resources please visit http://www.marchofdimes.com.

Men'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-(888)970-1912.

Mercy College School of Business—New

At Mercy College, it is not business as usual. Under the leadership of new School of Business Dean Ed Weis, a former Merrill Lynch managing director, we are redefining business education, giving students the skills they need to stand out in the job market. Following a “learn by doing” model, our faculty comprised of former top-ranked professionals at Fortune 500 companies, are uniquely positioned to understand what employers are seeking. By learning about business from those who have lived it, Mercy College students are on the fast track to success. Visit www.Mercy.edu/Business.


myCollegeOptions®, the nation's largest college planning program, directly benefits participating students, families and educators by providing them with free comprehensive resources on colleges and universities, the college search and admissions processes, financial aid and scholarship programs, and more. 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.

It is through the long-standing partnership between myCollegeOptions and Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) that we examine the state of business education in our nation's high schools. Students and educators are asked to share their attitudes and opinions on business education, their experiences in the business classroom, and students' post-secondary plans.

National Association of Parliamentarians

The examination for membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) is now available online. National dues for fulltime 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 at www.parliamentarians.org/applications.php or by calling the NAP toll-free at 888-627-2929.

National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS)—New

NOYS believes that youth need to be a part of the solution to address health and safety issues. The largest youth-led campaign of NOYS is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) which takes place each May and highlights the work being done to decrease youth roadway crashes. The signature contest of GYTSM is Act Out Loud and is designed to encourage youth to create traffic safety activities and compete for prizes totaling more than $90,000. Another program offered is the Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Team (TDDPT). TDDPT empowers youth to become part of a national team that travels to Washington DC for training on distracted driving prevention and then return home to address distracted driving in their communities. Email NOYS at info@noys.org to get involved!

National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is available for our students and it's easy to make it happen in your school! NTHS provides you with everything necessary to get your NTHS chapter up and running, from recommended standards to an induction script. Minimum standards must be met, but you and your administration select the specific criteria for your chapter.

There is no charter fee for setting up your chapter and individual membership is only $25 per member. This is a one-time fee and can transfer to another school where the member meets the school's requirements. Members will receive an NTHS membership certificate, pin, card, graduation tassel, window decal, and official NTHS seal to be applied to the member's diploma or training certificate, a general letter of recommendation for the member's portfolio, as well as personal recommendations for employment, college admission, and scholarships provided by NTHS National Headquarters. In addition, student members of NTHS are eligible for NTHS scholarships. Each year NTHS awards over $125,000 in scholarships through the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship Fund.

GO HERE to complete your chapter application.

National Teen Leadership Conference (NTLP)—New

For 21 years, the award-winning NTLP, has provided summer leadership camps that motivate and inspire the leader within every teen. Over-night camps are held on college campuses and include motivational speakers, leadership exercises, small group sessions, interactive workshops, interviews with business professionals, and a recognition ceremony. We are a certified Presidential Volunteer Service Award organization and award students for their outstanding achievements for volunteer service. Additional Recognition Awards for academics, extra-curricular activities, and athletics! Programs are open to teens from all over the US in 8th — 12th grade. One day diversity programs are available in Spring and Fall. Visit us at www.ntlp.org and for more information email info@ntlp.org or call 800-550-1950.

New Worlds Emerge—New

New Worlds Emerge programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credit through unique, educational, life changing experiences. Summer Start-Up at UCLA enables highly motivated and intellectually curious students to explore strategies for becoming a young entrepreneur. Students are immersed into college life by engaging in business classes taught by UCLA Anderson School of Management faculty, exploring the surrounding areas, and residing on campus in this keystone program. Additionally, New Worlds Emerge offers a diverse array of travel programs focusing on service-learning, language immersion, cultural pursuits, science expeditions, and master concentrations. New Worlds Emerge challenges students to brand themselves for college admissions while allowing students to gain new perspectives and expand their knowledge by joining us for inquiry and adventure on our memorable programs. Visit www.newworldsemerge.org or call 1.855.812.8219 for more information regarding any of the New Worlds Emerge program opportunities.

NFIB 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. The curriculum was originally developed in 2005 and was updated in 2012 to include more audio visual teaching tools, interactive activities, and updated topics and discussions.

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

Northwood 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 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. www.northwood.edu.

NOVA Southeastern University (NSU)—New

NSU is a dynamic, not-for-profit, independent institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from pre-school through the professional and doctoral levels, as well as service to the community. Founded in 1964 and currently enrolling more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the beautiful main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NSU provides a comprehensive undergraduate experience with clubs and organizations, award-winning residence halls, an impressive recreational/university center, as well as national-championship-caliber athletic programs. To find out more about Nova Southeastern University, visit www.nova.edu.

People to People Leadership Ambassador Programs

People to People Leadership Ambassador Programs brings together promising students in grades 5–12 from over 140 countries in Washington, D.C., or at a number of prestigious American universities to develop their leadership skills, explore future careers and prepare for success in college and future careers. Leadership Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to earn academic credit and foster world citizenship while making life-long friends with other young leaders from around the world. Change the life of a student today— nominate promising young leaders to People to People Leadership Ambassador Programs at www.nominatefutureleaders.com.


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. Visit www.discoverpraxis.com/apply to apply, or contact us at info@discoverpraxis.com.

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. Click HERE to access the manual.

Service Learning Curriculum

The March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL has 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. If you would like a printed binder of the materials, it is available for free by contacting membershipdir@fbla.org. New curriculum materials are also available on the March of Dimes Web site at www.marchofdimes.com/youth.

Stock 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 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 game go to the Adviser Section on the national Web site at www.fbla-pbl.org and click on the Stock Market Game.

Game dates are September 3 to December 13, 2013 (registration deadline September 24) and January 6 to April 18, 2014 (registration deadline January 27). The registration fee is $10.95 for an individual or for a team of up to 5 students. Participants will be ranked and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL.

The Art Institutes—New

Opportunity is all around, and with more than 15 million of tomorrow's jobs in creative fields, the world needs more creative professionals who put their passion to work in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary careers.

With experienced, talented faculty, who will guide and nurture your talent, professional-grade technology, and a helpful career services staff, you'll get a focused education that gives you the skills employers are looking for. And with more than 50 Art Institutes locations, there's a school near you.

The world is your canvas, and together we can fill it in. Learn more about our program areas in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary at www.artinstitutes.edu.

Based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for job growth from 2012-2022. Since The Art Institutes system of schools is comprised of several institutions, see AiPrograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Howe School at Stevens Institute of Technology—New

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university that sits on the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan in Hoboken, NJ, the 9th Best College town in the US. Approximately 2,500 undergraduate students attend Stevens, and enjoy an intimate learning environment represented by a 7:1 student faculty ratio. The Howe School, Stevens business school, captures the university's tradition of innovation with seven majors—Marketing, Finance, Management, Information Systems, Economics, Business & Technology, and Quantitative Finance—that infuse core business disciplines with technology and a real world orientation. As an example, the Howe School has gained attention for having one of the most state-of-the-art mock trading labs in the nation. Approximately 96% of business students secure full-time career placement upon graduation, and more than 90% have paid internships. Recently the university was ranked 9th in the nation for its Return on Investment. If you are interested in learning more about our programs, please contact Michelle Crilly at Michelle.Crilly@stevens.edu.

The Princeton Review

If you are thinking about college, you're probably also thinking about admissions tests such as the SAT or ACT. The Princeton Review is a market leader in test preparation and has been helping students get into their top choice schools since 1981. Their classroom and online courses as well as private tutoring services have earned a reputation for taking the tedium out of, and putting the results into, test preparation. As a special promotion, FBLA members, plus family and friends, are entitled to 10 percent off classroom and online courses for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, and GMAT. Just use the promotional code FBLAPBL10 at www.PrincetonReview.com/partner/fbla-pbl when you register online or when you call 1-800-2Review (800-273-8439).

The Princeton Review Approach:

• Guaranteed results with our proven methodology and score-raising strategies
• Highly trained and charismatic teachers
• Personalized coaching
• Comprehensive and up-to-date study materials – all yours to keep
• Extensive online resources including exams, drills, lessons, and explanations
• Full-length practice exams with detailed score analysis

Local Opportunities: Successfully collaborate with a local Princeton Review office to raise your chapter's profile at school. Take advantage of a practice test fundraiser where you collect a fee from testers and they'll deliver a practice test or set up an expert speaker series covering topics such as testing strategies, financial aid, or the ins and outs of the SAT or ACT (at no charge to you, of course). Contact AnthonyR@review.com to receive your local Princeton Review office contact details.

University of Sioux Falls—New

If you're students are looking for a warm welcome, they've found it. The University of Sioux Falls is a private, Christian liberal arts university located in Sioux Falls, S. D. We offer 39 academic majors and 9 pre-professional programs. Our academics are designed for success, thanks to transformative curriculum and offerings like our Honors program, interim service trips, study abroad semesters, and Undergraduate Research Conference. At USF, your students will immerse themselves in their field of study by learning from a visiting artist, collaborating on research with their professor, mentoring a child, or presenting a marketing plan for a start-up business. In addition, our faculty and ambitious career services staff network with area business leaders, non-profit executives, and local school and healthcare administrators to generate internship, student teaching, and nursing clinical availabilities. That's why 96 percent of our graduates find satisfying employment in their fields of interest. Learn more at www.usiouxfalls.edu.

The Wall Street Experience—New

Are your students interested in a Wall Street career, a career in business or finance? The Wall Street Experience provides tours, events, and an online community for students studying business and finance. We provide students an inside look at their future careers so they can prepare accordingly.

If you're visiting New York City, check out our guided tours, simulations and events given by Wall Street professionals at www.thewallstreetexperience.com.

Join our free online community for career advice, support and intelligence at www.thewallstreetconnection.com.

For more information please e-mail info@thewallstreetexperience.com or call 212.608.0130.

Virtual Business Finance Challenge—New

Knowledge Matters, Inc. is sponsoring a special event during the 2013-2014 school year. This event will be based on the Virtual Business – Personal Finance 2.0 Web-based 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 and saving, choosing and balancing a checking account, getting a credit card, fixing your credit, education and advancement, using online banking, paying your taxes, intro to investing, time management and health, finding a job, finding an apartment, buying a car, shopping, risk vs. return, diversification, investing for retirement, buying a home and insurance. There will be two rounds (Challenges) held via the Internet during the school year:

• October 21, 2013 (10:00 a.m. EST) – November 16, 2013 (5:00 p.m. EST)
• February 3, 2014 (10:00 a.m. EST) – February 28, 2014 (5:00 p.m. EST)

During the events, FBLA members will:

• Register an individual or team up to three (3) people
• Run the simulation
• Submit scores
• Compete and be ranked against other participating FBLA teams

The first place individual/team from each round will be awarded prize money.

To register, go to www.KnowledgeMatters.com and click on the FBLA area. Questions may be e-mailed 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.

Visa Inc. - Practical Money Skills

Practical Money Skills for Life is an award-winning, free financial education program aimed at helping consumers manage their money through all stages of life that reaches millions of people around the world each year. Launched in 1995, the program is now available in 10 languages in 30 countries.

At www.practicalmoneyskills.com, educators, parents and students can access free educational resources including useful personal finance information on a variety of topics, a monthly e-newsletter with over 80,000 subscribers, a suite of financial calculators, and educational video games such as the NFL-themed Financial Football and the FIFA World Cup-themed Financial Soccer. Additionally, there is a financial literacy curriculum for 9—12 grade educators complete with teacher's guides, lesson plans, student activities, extension ideas and more. Visa also teamed up with Marvel in 2012 to introduce a new educational comic book called Avengers: Saving the Day.

Follow Practical Money Skills for Life via its social media channels on Facebook (facebook.com/practicalmoneyskills), Twitter (twitter.com/practicalmoney) and YouTube (youtube.com/pmsfl).

Visa also manages What’s My Score (www.whatsmyscore.org), a leading higher education consumer awareness program.

Wesleyan College—New

In 1836, Wesleyan College became the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Since that time, we've sent scores of women out into the world to do some pretty amazing things.

Our beautiful 200—acre wooded campus is nestled in a northern suburb of Macon, just ninety minutes south of Atlanta. Our century-old trees are a beautiful contrast to recently renovated residence halls; multi-million-dollar athletic, wellness, and equestrian facilities; state-of-the-art science center; and natural arboretum with outdoor learning laboratory.

Wesleyan offers 32 majors and 27 minors. With a student/faculty ratio of 10:1, 85 percent of faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields.

With six NCAA Division III sports teams — including soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball, and cross-country — and our equestrians compete in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and Affiliated National Riding Commission (ANRC) events.

Visit our campus or contact the Admission Office. Call 1.800.447.6610, or visit our website and www.wesleyancollege.edu.

Gary E. West College of Business, West Liberty University—New

At the Gary E. West College of Business at West Liberty University, a four-year public university in northern West Virginia, career success for graduates is our top priority. Our faculty combines research excellence and industry experience to challenge students to be their best in classroom and online settings, offering 21st-century programs in:

  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Tourism and Event Planning
  • Sport Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Students have a dedicated advisor/placement coordinator to help schedule classes and make contacts for internships and career opportunities.

The beautiful, safe WLU campus is just an hour from the exciting city of Pittsburgh, near Wheeling, WV. A wide range of extracurricular activities enrich university life, including NCAA Division II sports and the nation's number one basketball team for the past two seasons. Learn more at westliberty.edu/westbusiness or email business@westliberty.edu.