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About FBLA


​​​Q:What is FBLA?

A:Future Business Leaders of America is a national vocational organization for students interested in pursuing business and business education careers. Thousands of members, hundreds of high schools, and nine regions make up the Tennessee chapter of FBLA. Benefits of membership are leadership skills, business competencies, community responsibilities, and self-confidence.​​

​Q:What does FBLA do?

A:FBLA provides the business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, pursue a higher education, or manage personal skills. Members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions by engaging in practical problem solving and decision-making activities. FBLA members learn the value of competition through directed competitive events.​​

​Q:Who can join?

A:Any secondary student in grades 9-12 who may be interested in a business career is eligible for membership.

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students, with over 253,000 members and more than 5,250 chapters.

  • Official colors: Navy blue and Gold

  • Founder: Hamden L. Forkner

  • February is National Career and Technical week



FBLA Creed

I believe education is the right of every person.

I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.

I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.

I believe every person should actively work toward improving social, political, community, and family life.

I believe every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation.

I believe every person should take responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school, and community.

I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and to think clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.

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