Williams FBLA


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    Adviser: Ms. Rayner
    Contact Information: teshanna.rayner@hcps.net

    ***The FBLA Application and Fees collection period has passed for the 2021-2022 school year.***

    What is FBLA?

    FBLA-Middle Level (FBLA-ML) introduces middle and junior high school students to the world of business through exploring careers and delving into business principles with real-world activities.

    FBLA helps students to develop 21st century skills focused on leadership, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and creativity. 


    Our goals are to:

    • Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
    • 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 school loyalty.
    • Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
    • Facilitate the transition from school to work.


    Why Should I Join?

    • To acquire new skills - Leadership & More!
    • To meet new people - New Friends!
    • To earn awards & recognition - Competitive Events!
    • To become a better person - Citizenship!
    • To travel to other places - Field Trips!



    Who Can Join as a Member of the Williams IB FBLA Chapter?

    FBLA is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Williams IB Middle Magnet School. 


    What are the Membership Requirements?

    •  Complete the membership application and pay $60 fees by  deadline.
      • Scholarships are available for students who receive free/reduced lunch. (See Scholarship Information below.)
      • For students who want to be considered for a scholarship, please complete the membership application a week before the deadline.

    • Participate in District Competitive events

    • Participate in FBLA Week Activities Feb 13th-19th

    • Attend chapter meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm
      The first member meeting is Wednesday, October 6th

    • Wear appropriate FBLA Dress Code for official events (See Dress Code Examples below in Important Links)

    • Follow the Hillsborough County Student Code of Conduct and Williams IB Honor Code


    When are the Meetings?

    • The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm on campus
      The first member meeting is Wednesday, October 6th
    • Exact meeting dates are posted in the CANVAS group for members.

    Please Note: Our meeting are NOT at the same time as the MUN meetings. They meet on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.


    How Do I Join?

    Students must complete a new application and pay membership fees every school year.

    1. Complete the 2021-2022 Membership Application: CLICK HERE 
    2. Pay the $60 fees online through MyPaymentsPlus: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
    3. Sign up for the Williams FBLA Remind: https://www.remind.com/join/wibmsfbla


    Scholarship Information

    Scholarships are available to students who receive free/reduced lunch ONLY and will cover the cost of the $60 Membership Fees.

    • To apply please be sure to complete SECTION 3 of the membership application by Friday, September 24th.
    • Students and parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified in Canvas if a scholarship has been awarded by October 4th.


    Students who are awarded a scholarship will be required to:

    • Follow all membership requirements
    • Participate in the LEAD Explore Award program
    • Participate in chapter community service events

    Important Links:

    Competitive Events Descriptions: CLICK HERE

    Official FBLA Dress Code Examples: CLICK HERE

    The LEAD Awards Program Information: CLICK HERE

    FBLA Florida Website: CLICK HERE

    FBLA National Website: CLICK HERE



    Updated October 25, 2021