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 middle school classrooms. If you have additional questions or would like to provide an educational program to FBLA-Middle Level members, email Becky Grant.
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.
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.
Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program
Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is a FREE, fully funded leadership program reaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead2Feed provides teachers with lessons aligned to Standards, 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning. All Teacher and Student lessons, Pacing Guide and Project Ideas are all available online. The lessons are leadership driven with activities centered on the challenge of solving any community service need (your March of Dimes project qualifies). Student teams can enter the Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge to win prize money for their non-profit organizations and technology products for their school. Learn more: Visit www.lead2feed.org to register.
LifeSmarts & 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-ML teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website 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.
STEM Premier is an online platform connecting the next generation of talent (age 13+) with colleges and companies across the country. FBLA-ML 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-ML Digital Badge to be recognized as an official FBLA-ML Member on STEM Premier.
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 15 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. For details on the FBLA-PBL SMG program, login to the Advisers Area and click “Stock Market Game”.
Game dates for the Fall 2017 SMG are 9/11/17–12/15/17. The registration deadline is 10/9/17.
The Spring 2018 SMG dates are 1/22/18–5/4/18. The registration deadline is 2/19/18.
The registration fee for an individual or team of two to 5 students is $10.95. Students will be ranked by division and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL.
Visa Inc.—Practical Money Skills
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.