Building a Chapter
A successful chapter starts with you, the local chapter adviser. Here are the steps to take:
|Meet with your school’s principal and guidance counselors|
|Elect student officers|
|Review the Chapter Management Handbook|
|Contact your state adviser|
|Integrate FBLA into your classroom|
|Schedule monthly meetings|
|Recruit new members|
These resources will help you get started:
Basics of Building a Chapter—A checklist to ensure your chapter is FBLA-ready.
- Start An FBLA Chapter in 5 Easy Steps
- Sample Point System—to evaluate the participation of your members.
Tools & Activities
FBLA Education Partner Programs—Encourage your students to take part in FBLA-PBL’s national educational programs and curriculum. These unique programs include chapter projects, leadership programs, fundraising initiatives, community service events, and skills-building curricula.
FBLA Chapter Challenge—Open to all FBLA chapters, this contest encourages recruitment, retention, and member involvement. NLC delegates from chapters that complete Super Sweeps, Non-Stop November, and Action Awareness receive a pin in their NLC registration packets.
Conferences—From the local to the national level, FBLA-PBL conferences help members develop leadership, chapter management, and career skills, as well as build lasting networks and friendships. Learn more about the fall NFLC and the summer NLC. Contact your state adviser about your State Leadership Conference.
Community Service—Community service activities help chapters get involved in their communities. Many chapters sponsor activities to support the FBLA-PBL national service partner, the March of Dimes.
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