FBLA-Middle Level Education and Leadership Programs
It's easy to integrate FBLA-Middle Level into your junior high or middle school classroom. Use these cocurricular educational programs to complement your courses and introduce your students to the world of business. Enrich your course content with unique opportunities provided by FBLA-Middle Level's education partners.
Middle and junior high school school students can earn recognition and awards by competing in business and career-related academic competitions.
Your middle and junior high school students earn recognition and expand their business knowledge with this three-level leadership development program, the Middle Level Achievement Program (MAP).
FBLA-Middle Level 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 middle and junior high school classrooms.
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.
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The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), founded in 1946, is the premier source for students and educators seeking to understand the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in economics and the foundations of economic and social progress, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead our focus is making the ideas of sound economics and the philosophy of individual liberty widely accessible, easily understood and energizing to young minds. FEE offers student seminars, classroom materials, a quarterly magazine, and daily content at FEE.org. For more information, contact Jason Riddle at 404-554-9980, x227 or jriddle@FEE.org
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. For more information, contact us today at 1-800-631-2241, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.juniortours.com.
Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is a FREE leadership program teaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead2Feed provides teachers with project-based lessons aligned to Common Core State Standards with a focus on College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing, Speaking, and Listening. The lessons are leadership driven activities centered on the challenge of solving a hunger or any community service need (your March of Dimes project qualifies). Student teams can enter the Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge to win up to $25,000 in donation prize money for their non-profit organizations and up to $25,000 in technology products for their school. Learn more: Visit www.lead2feed.org to register.
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-ML teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website (www.lifesmarts.org) by creating “JV” teams.
LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, which was founded in 1899 and is America's pioneer consumer organization. NCL’s mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information on the NCL visit www.nclnet.org.
Note: This program is a separate activity from the LifeSmarts competitive event.
MyPath, powered by The Institutes, is a collaborative industry effort between risk management and insurance companies that exists to educate students and young professionals about the limitless career opportunities that the insurance industry has to offer.
The MyPath website has a ton of great, free resources that can help students learn about careers in insurance and why they’re important, including:
Information about the industry and available careers
Internships and information on collegiate studies
Career assessment tools and videos for discovering career roles
Blog articles with perspectives from real people within the industry and tips for navigating college, internships, and early career years
Scholarship and financial assistance resources
With MyPath, students can discover tons of career roles in the insurance industry and how their skill set makes them the perfect candidate for endless opportunities.
Visit InsureMyPath.org to learn more!
Remind is a free text messaging app used by over 1,500 FBLA chapters and 50,000 members to increase engagement, organize events, fundraise, and more. Get your chapter started at www.remind.com.
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. New curriculum materials are also available from March of Dimes Team Youth.
Students in the FBLA-PBL Stock Market Game (SMG) work either individually or in teams of up to 5 members to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds to create a high performing investment portfolio. They track and manage their investments over the course of 15 weeks. The FBLA-PBL SMG teams receive 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. For details on the FBLA-PBL SMG program, login to the Adviser’s Area on the national website at www.fbla-pbl.org and click “Stock Market Game”.
Game dates for the Fall 2016 FBLA-PBL SMG are September 12 to December 16. Spring 2017 FBLA-PBL SMG dates are January 23 to May 5. The registration fee for a team of up to 5 students is $10.95. Students will be ranked and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL.
Practical Money Skills for Life is an award-winning, free financial education program offering resources to help consumers manage their money through all stages of life. Launched in 1995, the program reaches millions per year with its financial literacy curriculum, educational games, apps, monthly e-newsletter and free materials that cover a wide range of personal financial information. Visit PracticalMoneySkills.com or email us at email@example.com.