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.
Lead4Change 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-ML teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website by creating “JV” teams and will have the opportunity to win monthly “TeamSmarts” challenges and earn $100 cash prizes for their chapters.
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.
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.
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. 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 Tallo.