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 their college coursework. If you have additional questions or would like to provide an educational program to PBL members, email Ashlee Woodson.
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Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
We’re ThisWayToCPA, the go-to destination for information and inspiration at each step on your way to becoming a CPA. Everything we do is brought to you by the AICPA, the world’s largest organization that supports and advocates for the entire CPA profession—and writes the CPA Exam. As a student, you can join the AICPA through ThisWayToCPA for free.
AICPA Student Affiliate membership doesn’t just look good on your resume. It’s also a significant investment in your future that costs you nothing but gives you access to the largest network of CPAs—along with a wealth of dedicated resources and information to help you become one. Joining gives you access to a bevy of benefits, such as:
- Exclusive scholarships and student programs
- Discounts on not-to-be-missed conferences
- Valuable industry news and publications
- Members-only deals on products and services
- Bargains on essential accounting resources
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.
IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. IMA supports students through leadership opportunities, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, networking, IMA’s Student Leadership Conference, IAHS (IMA Accounting Honor Society), and more.
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.
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.
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!
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.
- Please click this link.
- Login into your account.
- Click blue button that says: “Purchase for *school name*”
- Click Add to Cart then Review & Checkout under the “2021 Spring Stock Market Game” button.
- Under Quantity use the arrow to select how many teams you are purchasing the game for.
- Each team can have 1-5 participants.
- The cost is $10.95 per team.
- We only accept credit card payments for the Stock Market Game.
- After you change the quantity, click “update cart.”
- Scroll to the bottom and click the checkout button.
- Once you have purchased teams for the Stock Market Game please visit http://fbla-pbl.smgww.org and 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 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. PBL 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 PBL Digital Badge to be recognized as an official PBL 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.
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