Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a year-round club that is open to all students in grades 9 through 12. Students do not have to be currently enrolled in a business class to join. FBLA meets twice a month during club time at the high school and participates in several fun and competitive activities throughout the year.
FBLA is one of the largest student-led organizations in the WORLD, and Missouri has the second-largest membership. In the fall, members can expect to attend Career Days and the Show-Me Leadership Conference, both held at Silver Dollar City, and the annual pumpkin patch trip to Campbell’s Maze Daze in Clever, as well as other fun activities within the local chapter.
The National Fall Leadership Conference presents an opportunity for FBLA members to travel to locations like Birmingham, Dallas, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis for awesome conference activities and sightseeing!
Competition season starts with the District Leadership Conference in February, and members have over 70 events that they can choose to compete in. If members place at Districts, they will move on to compete at the State Leadership Conference in April for a chance to compete at the National Leadership Conference in the summer, held in locations like Chicago, Baltimore, Orlando, and Anaheim.
Students who wish to join FBLA should attend the first meeting when it is announced. Dues to join are $25 and provide members with local, state, and national membership as well as a cool chapter T-shirt! Students are not required to compete and can join for networking and fun with other HHS members.