FBLA is the largest national student business organization in the world and provides opportunities for students to develop vocational and career competencies, to promote civic and personal responsibility, and to develop leadership skills. FBLA is recognized nationally and offers opportunities to attend district, state, and national conferences to socialize and compete in multiple areas and network with other members throughout the world.
FBLA reaches well beyond the classroom. Competitive events include areas such as business, leadership, law, health care, public speaking, multimedia, digital video production, printed and broadcast journalism, communications, math, computer programming, graphics and design, website design, computer networks and software, agriculture business, sports and entertainment, and many more. This year we added several computer programming and design events, as well as Political Science. FBLA promotes service, education, and progress. The RHS chapter participates in recognition of local emergency service providers, Christian Community Action, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Louisiana Methodist Children's Home, the March of Dimes and many other service projects. From donating to organizations to active participation, members have opportunities to not only serve but to earn awards and national recognition for themselves and the chapter.
Membership dues are $40 and include chapter, state, and national membership and the local chapter t-shirt. The district conference is held at ULM in February and the state conference is held at ULL in March or early April. The National conference is held during the summer and moves every year. This year's national conference will be held in San Antonio, followed in upcoming years in Salt Lake City, Utah and then Anaheim, California.