Future Business Leaders of America

Future Business Leaders of America

The Batesville Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Dues are $15.

The purpose of this FBLA chapter shall be to further the goals of FBLA within the state of Arkansas. The Chapter shall provide, as an integral part of the instructional program, additional opportunities for secondary students (grades 9-12) in business and/or business-related fields to develop vocational and career supportive competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibilities.

The specific goals of FBLA-PBL and the Chapter are to:

• Develop competent, aggressive business leadership
• Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work
• Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise
• Encourage members in the development of individual projects which contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community
• Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism
• Encourage and practice efficient money management
• Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty
• Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals
• Facilitate the transition from school to work

Club activities include but are not limited to:

• Community service projects for March of Dimes, Childrens Hospital, Angel Tree Project, The Humane Society of Independence County, Citizen's Bank, First Community Bank, Rotary Club, and more.
• Participation in Mini Relay-for-Life
• District and State Conferences
• District and State Competitions
• Tour of Industries
• Sponsored Awareness Campaign (Topic to be Announced)

The sponsor for the BHS FBLA Chapter is Ms. Carla James. If you have questions, please email cjames@batesvilleschools.org .