Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America
TBA, FBLA Advisor


We are ecstatic to welcome 50 active members this year.

Mariana De Gama, President
Olivia Hayes, Vice President
Charlene Plavnicky, Secretary & Treasurer
Sami Velazquez, Historian
Julia Fredericks, Reporter

This year we have dedicated all of our charity efforts to benefit children with cancer.


October 27

Fall Leadership Conference open to Officers only

October - November

#NinaStrong shirt sale (Funds go directly to the Poeta family)

Wed, November 19 @ 2:30pm D7

Johnson & Wales University discusses scholarship opportunities

Fri, November 21 during 7th Period

#NinaStrong picture (All students who purchased a shirt, please wear your shirt on this day for a photo to be sent with our donation to the Nina Poeta Scholarship fund)


Candy Cane Grams (Funds directly go to FBLA to help fund scholarships and conferences)

Book fundraiser (Books delivered to Yale New Haven Children’s Cancer unit)

December & January

Heart shirt sale (Partnering with Ms. Marino to raise money for American Heart Association)


Hearts for Hearts (Funds directly go to American Heart Association)

March 30, 2015

Spring Leadership Conference - Competitive events open to all members

April 4, 2015

St. Baldrick’s Event @ Bunnell HS gymnasium (Funds directly will go to St. Baldrick’s)

FBLA Goals are to:

Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
Encourage and practice efficient money management.

Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.

Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.

Facilitate the transition from school to work.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions:

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;

FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students;

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and

Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support
the goals of the association.

FBLA-PBL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisers, and advisory councils (including school officials, businesspeople, and community representatives) guide local chapters. State advisers and committee members coordinate chapter activities for the national organization.

The FBLA concept was developed in 1937 by Dr. Hamden L. Forkner of Columbia University. The first high school chapter was chartered in Johnson City, Tennessee on February 3, 1942. In 1958, the first PBL collegiate chapter was chartered in Iowa. The Professional Division, originally the Alumni Division, began in 1979. Joining FBLA-PBL in 1994 was the FBLA-Middle Level for students in grades 5-9.

The national board of directors is comprised of local teachers, state educators, business leaders, and the division presidents.

FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while the postsecondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. The newest group, FBLA-Middle Level, is showing remarkable growth with over 20,000 student members. Finally, the Professional Division has reached over 3,000 members. Over 11,000 advisers round out the group. Exclusive membership and career recognition programs are designed for each division to provide additional personal and chapter development opportunities.