Baldrick’s Event @ Bunnell HS gymnasium
(Funds directly will go to St. Baldrick’s)
Goals are to:
Develop competent, aggressive
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
Assist students in the establishment
of occupational goals.
Facilitate the transition from
school to work.
Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a
nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students
preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association
has four divisions:
Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;
Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students;
Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and
Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who
the goals of the association.
is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and
national levels. Business teachers, advisers, and advisory councils (including
school officials, businesspeople, and community representatives) guide local
chapters. State advisers and committee members coordinate chapter activities
for the national organization.
The FBLA concept was developed in 1937
by Dr. Hamden L. Forkner of Columbia University. The first high school chapter
was chartered in Johnson City, Tennessee on February 3, 1942. In 1958, the
first PBL collegiate chapter was chartered in Iowa. The Professional Division,
originally the Alumni Division, began in 1979. Joining FBLA-PBL in 1994 was the
FBLA-Middle Level for students in grades 5-9.
The national board of directors is
comprised of local teachers, state educators, business leaders, and the
FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student
organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while
the postsecondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. The newest
group, FBLA-Middle Level, is showing remarkable growth with over 20,000 student
members. Finally, the Professional Division has reached over 3,000 members.
Over 11,000 advisers round out the group. Exclusive membership and career
recognition programs are designed for each division to provide additional
personal and chapter development opportunities.