Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Advisor: Mrs. Sickler

FBLA is the largest student business organization in the world, with over 250,000 members. Membership is open to all students, regardless of whether they are taking business courses. The Stroudsburg FBLA has over 200 members from 9th-12th grades. They meet every two-week on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. in the high school cafeteria starting in late September. The club provides members with numerous leadership development opportunities, the ability to take part in community service activities, the chance to learn more about possible careers in the business world, and the possibility of earning special recognition through competitive events. A state charity is chosen every year. They also host a Breakfast with Santa for the community and wrap presents at the local mall at Christmas. They travel to Penn State for a State Leadership Workshop in the fall and to another major city in the east for a National Fall Leadership Conference. Regional and State Competitions, in January and April, give students a chance to compete against students from other school districts. For the past several years, they have also been actively participating in the Relay for Life in May.