FBLA Education Partner Programs

FBLA partners with numerous organizations to create and promote educational programs and curriculum. This content provides members with unique opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge they are learning in high school classrooms. If you have additional questions or would like to provide an educational program to FBLA members, email Becky Grant.


Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

CareerSafe Online®

Competition University New!

Crimson Education

FBLA & March of Dimes Service Learning Curriculum

FBLA-PBL School Store Manual

Foundation for Economic Education

Grandfather Lessons New!

Intuit Education New!

Johnson & Wales University

Junior Tours

Knowledge Matters

Lead4Change (formerly Lead2Feed) Student Leadership Program

LifeSmarts.org & the National Consumers League

March of Dimes

MBA Research & Curriculum Center

Men’s Wearhouse

myOptions

National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP)

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas

Rubin New!

Stock Market Game

Tallo formerly STEM Premier

TestOut

Unreal Campaign


 

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

AICPA via StartHereGoPlaces.com®, introduces students to careers in accounting and helps them envision the steps to becoming a CPA. Students can access testimonials from college accounting students as well as practicing CPAs, create their FutureMe, explore potential universities and even create customized resources through a personalized College Checklist.

Start Here, Go Places also provides supplemental resources to assist educators and further engage students in accounting. We offer educators an exclusive portal to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow teachers and obtain additional classroom resources and lesson plans. We have even created an interactive game called Bank On It™ to put the accounting principles students are learning in the classroom to the test.

To learn more about StartHereGoPlaces.com® and how to incorporate its resources into your classroom startheregoplaces@aicpa.org.

CareerSafe Online®

No Job is Worth a Young Worker’s Life.  To this end, we have trained over 1.2 million students in hopes of alleviating all youth workplace fatalities and injuries.  CareerSafe® provides online safety training including OSHA 10-Hour training, cyber safety awareness training, and interview skills training courses.  We are committed to offering affordable, informative, and innovative online safety training so students may earn nationally recognized employment credentials and separate themselves from the pack. CareerSafe® courses are also designed to give educators the ability to implement our programs for their classroom needs.  Our courses are the lowest cost in the marketplace to ensure all students can learn our invaluable safety methods and teachings.  Funding and scholarship opportunities are available.  Don’t forget to select FBLA when checking out!

Competition University New!

Competition University Helps Students Shine at Competition!
CU’s online courses have the specific content FBLA competitors need to help them advance in their role play events and objective tests. CU’s Prep Track courses contain lessons, glossaries, games, quizzes, cases, and practice exams, making FBLA preparation a mouse click away, conveniently accessible at any time. Students who dive into the course created for their competitive event will build confidence, knowledge and skills to succeed at competition. Learn More about Individual & School enrollment. Watch this overview. Visit CompetitionUniversity.com to see the growing list of courses, find the order form or enroll directly into a course.
* If CU’s content conflicts with the FBLA Competitive Event Guidelines, the Guidelines prevail.

Crimson Education

Crimson Education is a global education company that provides a full-suite of first-class university consulting services to help students achieve their maximum potential. Since its inception, it has helped countless students secure offers from Top 50 universities, including every Ivy League school and Oxbridge, and receive over $68M worth of financial aid and scholarship funding.

Crimson takes a holistic approach to college consulting, offering students academic & standardized tutoring, extracurricular and leadership mentoring, and application assistance to stand out in an increasingly competitive admissions environment. With a network of over 2,500 mentors and tutors around the world and a technology-driven model, Crimson connects students with experts that fit their unique background and interests.

Whatever your goals for college and beyond, Crimson can provide the guidance and resources necessary to connect you to success. Visit crimsoneducation.org and learn more about how Crimson can help you achieve your dreams!

FBLA & March of Dimes Service Learning Curriculum

The March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL have 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.

FBLA-PBL 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.

Foundation for Economic Education

The Foundation for Economic Education is an educational nonprofit offering engaging onsite classroom workshops and webinars, as well as top-rated summer seminars for high school students. Educators, parents, and students get free access to entertaining teaching videos, online lessons with quizzes, and relevant daily articles that inspire discussion and educate future leaders in the principles of market economics, finance, ethical entrepreneurship, strong character, and personal responsibility. Visit FEE.org/classroom or email seminars@fee.org to book a program.

 

Grandfather Lessons New!

Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life By Marc Demetriou

Lessons From My Grandfather shows how you can achieve success and fulfillment in life by following 15 timeless principles handed down by the authors grandfather.

An Ellis Island immigrant, Charlie left his country at just 16 with nothing but a bag full of dreams, his wits, and the desire to succeed. Through his steadfast willingness to work hard, and a determination to control life rather than allowing it to control him, Charlie succeeded on his own terms, finding happiness and financial security.

Demetriou tells Charlie’s inspirational story, then applies his lessons to today. The result provides both clarity and vision for helping you recognize your unique talents, along with lifelong principles that will allow you to identify and reach your goals in life and business.

 

Intuit Education New!

Intuit believes every student deserves a prosperous life, but the path to prosperity is not easy for all. Half of small business fail in the first five years, and the majority of people live paycheck to paycheck, where even a small emergency can send a family into financial crisis.

Intuit Education is committed to changing the story by providing free financial and career readiness programs. Using real-world tools like TurboTax, Mint, QuickBooks and Design for Delight, students gain the confidence to live the lives they want. Because at Intuit, we believe the world only prospers when everyone prospers.

Connect with us and together we will reimagine what school could be!

 

Johnson & Wales University

As one of the first colleges founded by two women, Gertrude Johnson and Mary Wales, a progressive, experiential education, approach to learning is at our core. Since 1914, our goal has been for students to make the most of their time —to bring out their potential and turn it into a career.  You will be immersed in a curriculum specifically targeted to your field, paired with a diverse liberal arts balance to prepare you in a range of professional fields.

A private, nonprofit, accredited institution with 13,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Providence, North Miami, Denver, and Charlotte, we have cultivated a supportive environment where students and faculty work to bring out the best in each other.

FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. Complete an application to JWU and indicate FBLA membership to be automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program.

Phone:
800.342.5598 ext. 2345

Junior Tours

Inspire your students by planning an exciting and educational trip to New York City, Chicago or Atlanta.  Sponsoring a business related tour to any of the any of these cities is the best way to boost the enrollment and spirit in your FBLA chapter.  Junior Tours will arrange an all-inclusive tour packages at an affordable price. Chaperones travel free.

Phone:
800-631-2241

Knowledge Matters

Important note: There will be no live competition at the NLC this year. All rounds take place online. 

Knowledge Matters is sponsoring the Virtual Business Finance Challenge, a newly recognized official competitive event. This event will be based on the Virtual Business–Personal Finance Online 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, saving, opening bank accounts, getting a credit card, monitoring credit scores, education and advancement, online banking, paying taxes, finding a job, insurance, and more.

There will be two qualifying rounds held via the Internet during the school year:

  • October 22, 2019 (10:00 a.m.  EST) – November 15, 2019 (5:00 p.m.  EST)
  • February 3, 2020 (10:00 a.m.  EST) – February 28, 2020 (5:00 p.m.  EST)

The top 20 nationally ranked teams from each qualifying round will qualify to compete in a virtual final round to take place online in May. Only one team per state per round may qualify.

MoreRegister for the Virtual Business Finance Challenge.

EmailVBCCentral@KnowledgeMatters.com

Knowledge Matters is sponsoring the Virtual Business Management Challenge, an official competitive event. This event will be based on the Virtual Business–Management Online simulation. FBLA members will use the simulation to test their skills at managing their own manufacturing business and will compete against students across the country.  Members will experience real world business concepts such as recruiting, hiring and supervising employees, productivity and efficiency, sales, risk management, and more.

There will be two qualifying rounds held via the Internet during the school year:

  • October 22, 2019 (10:00 a.m.  EST) – November 15, 2019 (5:00 p.m.  EST)
  • February 3, 2020 (10:00 a.m.  EST) – February 28, 2020 (5:00 p.m.  EST)

The top 20 nationally ranked teams from each qualifying round will qualify to compete in a virtual final round to take place online in May. Only one team per state per round may qualify.

MoreRegister for the Virtual Business Management Challenge.

EmailVBCCentral@KnowledgeMatters.com

 

Lead4Change (formerly Lead2Feed) Student Leadership Program

Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead4Change is a FREE, fully funded leadership program reaching middle and high school students with a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead4Change provides teachers with lessons aligned to National Standards such as, Social Emotional Learning, 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning and more. All Teacher and Student lessons, Pacing Guide and Project Ideas (also virtual) are all available online and convenient for distance learning. The lessons are leadership driven with activities centered on the challenge of solving any community service need virtually or in person (your March of Dimes project qualifies).

Student teams can enter the Lead4Change Leadership Challenge for a chance to win up to $10,000 for their non-profit organizations or school. The deadline to submit your projects for the challenge are February 12 and May 14, 2021. Learn more: Visit www.lead4change.org to register.

Here is a flyer you can share in your classroom.

Check out the webinar we hosted for 2019-2020 FBLA-PBL Lead4Change winners. This webinar will give you more information about the program and the benefits to using this curriculum in your classrooms.

LifeSmarts.org & the National Consumers League

LifeSmarts is a national educational competition focused on personal finance and consumer topics. It complements the curriculum already in place in schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. This free program, open to 6th-12th-grade students in the United States, quizzes students about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

FBLA teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website where they will have the opportunity to win monthly “TeamSmarts” challenges and compete against other chapters for the right to represent FBLA at the National LifeSmarts Championship each April.

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, which was founded in 1899 and is America’s pioneer consumer organization.

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

Phone:
202-835-3323

March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now we’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. We support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. We advocate for policies that prioritize their health. We support radical improvements to the care they receive. And we pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies. What began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known as March of Dimes. We pioneered the vaccine research leading to the eradication of polio in the U.S., and then we shifted focus to address some of the biggest health threats to moms and babies with innovations like folic acid, newborn screening and surfactant therapy.

Today we educate medical professionals and the public about best practices; we support lifesaving research; we provided comfort and support to families in NICUs; and we advocate for those who need us most, moms and babies. We are stronger and more committed than ever to guiding moms through every stage of the pregnancy journey. We are fighting for the smallest among us and advocating for their health each and every day. And we do so with the tools, technology and knowledge needed to build a brighter future for us all.All of the work we do is made possible by the generous support of our donors, partners and friends.

For over 45 years FBLA-PBL has consistently ranked as the top March of Dimes youth fundraising partner, raising millions of dollars for moms and babies.

MBA Research & Curriculum Center

MBA Research is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) FBLA partner focused on building strong, research-based connections between the business community and our business administration programs. Established in 1971, it is operated by a consortium of state education departments. Its systems approach to the teaching of business includes:

  • Listening to the business community to understand what matters most in curriculum for future business leaders
  • National, research-based business administration curriculum standards that provide a framework for high-quality business programs (free).
  • Curriculum design to identify learning outcomes most likely to help students prepare for real-world careers in business.
  • Instructional support to help both students and teachers with learning tools that focus specifically on developing key understandings and skills.
  • Proof-of-learning via industry-sponsored certifications and other assessments, recognitions, and documentations.

MBA Research offers both free and cost-recovery materials for classroom teachers, including:

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 a link to download 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 your local Men’s Wearhouse representative or to be put in touch contact us at the e-mail below.

myOptions

myOptions® is a non-profit organization that provides assistance and valuable resources to millions of students, their parents, and high school faculty and mentors nationwide. We offer the nation’s largest free college planning program—myCollegeOptions®—which empowers students to explore colleges and careers with free technology, advice, planning tools and encouragement from mentors as they discover more about themselves on the journey through high school.

New this year, we will launch myOptions Encourage, a free educator platform, which will allow mentors to connect with students and guide the college and career planning process with integrated exploration apps, progress-monitoring dashboards, custom reports, college application management tools, and post-secondary planning research. myOptions Education Partners, will be able to access their all their student and educator research on this new platform, while at the same time helping students with their college and career planning needs.

 

 

 

National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP)

NAP is the largest professional nonprofit association of parliamentarians in the country. It provides education and training in using parliamentary procedure to facilitate fair and efficient meetings. The examination for membership is based on Robert’s Rules of Order in Brief (2nd edition) and is available online. National dues for full-time students are $37.50 and are prorated monthly. National and state dues must accompany your membership application.

Phone:
888-627-2929

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves thousands of FBLA-PBL and other CTSO members while awarding over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to members annually. NTHS honors the achievements of top Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, encourages the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in CTE programs across the country.
NTHS partners with FBLA-PBL to provide scholarship opportunities to students who are current members of both organizations.
Start an NTHS chapter today!

Phone:
800-801-7090

Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas

At the Opus College of Business, our mission is to unlock the talent of future problem solvers and prepare students to be highly principled, global business leaders. The Schulze Innovation Scholarship Program and GHR Fellows Program both offer four-year, full-tuition scholarships for students who share that same passion.  Residing in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, the Schulze Innovation Scholarship Program helps entrepreneurial students harness their passion for innovation. A full range of supporting services – including access to seed capital, mentorships and internships, free legal advice and business plan competitions – complement the classroom experience. Designed for future business leaders with a vision of making the world a better place, the GHR Fellows Program immerses business majors in real-world learning. Customized programming delivers transformational leadership skills, including a fully funded study abroad experience, professional coaching and prestigious internships.

 

Rubin New!

Do your students write emails like text messages? 🤦
Do your students freeze up when they need to speak on the phone?
Do your students struggle to make eye contact and hold conversations to advance themselves?

We’re here to help.

Rubin is a leader in online curriculum for business communication skills. Through its innovative “Emerge” digital platform, Rubin teaches students critical skills like email/phone etiquette, how to talk to new people and other, in-demand employability topics. Emerge is also ideal for competition prep and to train FBLA-PBL leadership teams.

We provide a library of activities, videos, quizzes, lesson plans, rubrics, digital badges and more — everything you need to teach hands-on employability skills. Plus, Emerge integrates to your LMS of choice, including Canvas, Schoology, Moodle and Google Classroom.

Go here for 11 free Emerge activities that teach email etiquette, LinkedIn and life skills!

Stock Market Game

Students in the FBLA-PBL Stock Market Game (SMG) may work individually or in teams of two to five members to build and manage a successful investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, using a hypothetical $100,000. They track their investments over the course of 12 weeks, receiving valuable opportunities to practice core math, English Language Arts, and research skills as well as fundamental business, economics and social studies content in a real-world scenario.

The Fall 2020 SMG session is September 14 – December 4. The registration deadline is October 16.
The Spring 2021 SMG session is February 1 – April 23. The registration deadline is March 5.

The registration fee for each team is $10.95. Students will be ranked by division and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL.

Once registration opens, to purchase and register teams for the Stock Market Game please follow the instructions below.

  1. Please click this link.
  2. Login into your account.
  3. Click blue button that says: “Purchase for *school name*”
  4. Click Add to Cart then Review & Checkout under the “2020 Fall Stock Market Game” button.
  5. Under Quantity use the arrow to select how many teams you are purchasing the game for.
    1. Each team can have 1-5 participants.
    2. The cost is $10.95 per team.
    3. We only accept credit card payments for the Stock Market Game.
  6. After you change the quantity, click “update cart.”
  7. Scroll to the bottom and click the checkout button.
  8. Once you have purchased teams for the Stock Market Game please visit http://fbla-pbl.smgww.organd complete a team request form to receive your team IDs and passwords.

Share this video about the Stock Market Game and the benefits of participating with your students!

The top 3 chapters in each division will receive a certificate and medallions or ribbons for each team member. The top 3 chapters in each division will be recognized on social media and in the Tomorrow’s Business Leader.

Every student that participates can request their digital badge via the Tallo platform.

Tallo formerly STEM Premier

Tallo is an online platform connecting the next generation of talent (age 13+) with colleges and companies across the country. FBLA members can join FREE and create a digital profile showcasing their skills, talents, and accomplishments. From there, they can share their profile, link up with mentors, and request the FBLA Digital Badge to be recognized as an official FBLA Member on Tallo.

Tallo users also gain access to free resources, tools like our automatic resume generator, and get matched up with over $20 billion in scholarship opportunities.

TestOut

TestOut is the leader in end-to-end online training courseware and performance-based certifications. With quick and easy setup, our award-winning lab simulations give students virtual hands-on experience configuring hardware, setting up and administering secure networks, managing operating systems, and using desktop applications to prepare them for a job and future career.

Unreal Campaign

Find out the real price of unreal goods. The Unreal Campaign gives you the facts about the dangers of counterfeit products and the importance of trademarks and intellectual property.

FBLA members know the value of a brand—brands help successful businesses to market themselves to consumers and allow those businesses to stand out among competitors. You may know that there are companies out there selling counterfeit goods, but did you know that counterfeiting extends to car parts, cell phones and computer accessories, and even household goods like batteries, makeup, and toothpaste?

The sale of counterfeit goods entails more than just a consumer being scammed—counterfeits degrade public safety, violate workers’ rights, and weaken national economies. Learn how to make smart purchasing decisions—visit the Unreal Campaign website or check us out on social media (@unrealcampaign).