Jones County School System





Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA is a club organization it was introduced to business teachers in 1937 by a man named Hamden L. Forkner. In 1940, the name "Future Business Leaders of America" is selected for the organization. In 1946, the United Business Education Association assumes sponsorship of FBLA. The headquarters office for FBLA is established at the National Education Association Center in Washington, D.C. The beginning of Future Business Leaders of America in Georgia started in Hapeville High School in Fulton County, Georgia on December 3, 1947. Georgia is currently the largest state chapter in the nation with over 27,000 members. The club has two Advisors Ms. Ferguson and Mrs. Rackley.

FBLA creed

FBLA Crest

I believe education is the right of every person.

I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.

I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.

I believe every person should actively work toward improving social, political, community, and family life.

I believe every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation.

I believe every person should take responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school, and community.

I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and to think clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.

FBLA Pledge

FBLA flag

I solemnly promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities of Future Business Leaders of America and, as an active member, I shall strive to develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business leader.