FBLA Coach

Stephani Olson

Overview

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national career student association for students in grades 6-12 who are interested in business or business education careers. Over 5800 students in more than 150 high schools in Nebraska participate in the FBLA program. Benefits of FBLA membership are leadership development, career preparation, community service, networking with business and community leaders, and challenging competitions.

Mission Statement 

FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Goals

  • 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 that 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.

Activities 

  • Community Service (Service)
    • Volunteer at Rousseau Fun Night
    • Food Drive for the People’s City Mission
    • Trick or Treat for Cans for the Food Bank of Heartland
    • Business leadership at Pound Middle School
    • March of Dimes
  • Conferences (Progress) 
    • Nebraska Fall Leadership Conference – Omaha – September
    • National Fall Leadership Conference – Chicago – November
    • UNO Business Competition – Omaha – January
    • Peru State College Business Competition – Peru – February
    • UNL Business Competition – Lincoln – February
    • State Leadership Conference – Omaha – April
    • National Leadership Conference – San Antonio – June
  • Professional Activities (Education) 
    • Junior Achievement Spark – Lincoln – September
    • UNL Econ Day – Lincoln – October
    • Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge – Lincoln – November
    • UNL Pathway to Success – Lincoln – November
    • NCEE Economics Challenge – Lincoln – December
    • NCEE Finance Challenge – Lincoln – April
    • Company Tours, as scheduled
    • Business presentations, as scheduled

Commitment 

  • Academic Commitment
    • Freshman/Sophomore – One business/technology course
    • Junior – One business/technology course
    • Senior – One business/technology course
    • Must be passing all courses (ie. No Fs) & maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Chapter Meetings
    • Attend 80% of meetings
    • Two Wednesday’s per month
    • Club Day – 8th Period

For additional information, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @lsefbla or email Mrs. Olson at solson@lps.org.