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FBLA Middle School

FBLA helps middle school students explore careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs.

What is FBLA Middle School

FBLA Middle School provides an opportunity for members to explore a range of career skills as well as project-based learning experiences tied to a Business Education Program. In FBLA Middle School, members will identify problems and solutions to begin developing business skills.

FBLA is a 501(c)3 organization for students interested in business, business related career, and leadership development.  With a national footprint of nearly 250,000 students and 5,500 chapters, FBLA is the largest organization in the world dedicated to preparing students for the world of business.

Through the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to be an effective team member in project-based learning experiences

  • Understand career paths and gain knowledge of the skills needed to pursue different paths

  • Learn about relationships and how to maintain them

  • Deepen knowledge of personal strengths

Friday, March 31   |   Coralville, Iowa

Bring FBLA to Your School

Starting a chapter of FBLA Middle School is just a few clicks away!  Complete a chapter request form and a team member from Iowa FBLA will reach out to you to schedule a kickoff meeting to prepare you to lead a chapter in your school.

Intracurricular Programming

The LEAD Awards are a local member engagement program where students enhance their leadership skills, expand their business knowledge, contribute to their local communities, and earn recognition by immersing themselves in their school and communities. There are two levels - Explore and Aspire.

In the Explore Award, members are introduced to the foundations of FBLA and learn how to best take advantage of the opportunities available to members. In the Aspire Award, members take deeper dives into specialized content areas like time management.

Additional partner programs like the Stock Market Game and LifeSmarts gamify the business education experience through real world scenarios.  Programs like Lead4Change implement service learning as a component of the classroom.

Academically Aligned Competitions

Competitive events are an opportunity for students to showcase their classroom learning in real world settings. These contests are academically and industry aligned across all areas of business education and computer science, including:

  • Annual Chapter Activities Presentation

  • Business Ethics

  • Business Etiquette

  • Career Exploration

  • Career Research

  • Community Service Presentation

  • Critical Thinking

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Elevator Speech

  • Exploring Business Issues

  • Exploring Computer Science

  • Exploring Economics

  • Exploring Technology

  • FBLA Concepts

  • FBLA Mission & Pledge

  • Financial Literacy

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Leadership

  • Learning Strategies

  • Marketing Mix Challenge

  • Multimedia & Website Development

  • Running an Effective Meeting

  • Video Game Challenge

Membership & Chapter Engagement

The Merit Award is a membership engagement program that helps students to build a program of work that aligns chapter activities to experiential learning. By using the Merit Award, students can help to plan what activities they should be doing within the school to help not only establish a chapter but help make one successful.

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