What is FBLA-PBL?
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi-Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit educational association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions:
FBLA for high school students
FBLA-Middle Level for junior high and intermediate students
PBL for postsecondary students
Professional Division for businesspeople, educators, parents, and anyone who supports the goals of the association.
The FBLA concept was developed in 1937 by Dr. Hamden L. Forkner of Columbia University.
In the fall of 1940, offical sponsorship of FBLA was accepted by the National Council for Business Education; on February 3, 1942, the first high school chapter was chartered in Johnson City, Tennessee. In 1958, the first Phi Beta Lambda chapter was chartered in Iowa.More than 240,000 active members participate in more than 13,000 chartered chapters in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, U.S. Territories, Canada and Department of Defense Dependent Schools worldwide.Competitive Events: In February of each school year, Broad Run High School FBLA participates in the annual FBLA Competitive Events on the regional, state, and national level. This exciting event allows business students to show what they have learned about business by competiting in various online, and performance based events from accounting to data base design/spreadsheets to community service projects. Students first compete at the regional level and if achieving 1st or 2nd place in most events can go on to compete at the state level and then if placed there, can compete at the national level. Winners are announced each year at the regional conference in March; state winners are announced in April and the national conference is usually held during the summer in various cities throughout the United States. Broad Run has had many regional and state winners and a couple of national competitors over the years.Sample tests for most events may be found at www.fbla.test.frenzy.comThe Spartan Chapter of FBLA is located in the Shenandoah Region of the Virginia FBLA. For a link to the regional site visit: http://www.srfbla.org \
For a link to the national FBLA site visit: http://www.fbla-pbl.orgFor a link to the Virginia FBLA site visit: http://www.vafbla-pbl.orgTo download an FBLA application click here FBLA Application