Business Achievement Awards
FBLA is an integral, co-curricular component of each business education course. FBLA serves as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaded opportunities for personal and professional growth.
FBLA members can complete Business Achievement Awards (BAA) as a means to bring business and education together and become more involved with FBLA. There are four levels of these awards: Future, Business, Leader, & America. Each award includes the following activites and concepts.
Service: Activities that improve the member's school, area businesses, community, and/or state. Upon completion, members will understand the link between a community and the success of business.
Education: Activities, studies, and curriculum that prepare the student for corporate America, entrepreneurship, and continuing education. Using input from business educators, industry professionals, and college educators, members will be more prepared for their future. Upon completion, FBLA members will better understand business and the world of work
Progress: Activities that promote the organization at the local, regional/district, state and national levels. Upon completion, FBLA members will better understand the local, state, and national levels of the organization and how they complement one another
This year, over 20 FBLA members have completed their Future Level BAA and two and have completed their Business Level Award.
Community Service Awards
FBLA members can complete Community Service Awards (CSA). The Community Service Awards Program recognizes members with extraordinary commitment to community service. It has three levels:
CSA Community (50 hours)
CSA Service (200 hours)
CSA Achievement (500 hours)
Hours for the CSA are cumulative and build throughout a student's FBLA career.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is FBLA-PBL's national service partner. For over 40 years FBLA-PBL has consistently ranked as the top March of Dimes youth fundraising partner, raising over $15 million dollars and counting. This year, Vestavia FBLA's goal is to raise $5,000 for the March of Dimes.
The FBLA National Awards Program, also known as competitive events, recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. At the State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners are then eligible to compete for national awards at the National Leadership Conference each summer. Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team, and chapter. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development; chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth. Learn more here.