Clubs & Organizations
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest student-run organization in the United States, boasting 253,365 members. Their mission is to help students develop the leadership skills and business knowledge they need to excel in any career. Established in 1940, FBLA is a non-profit organization comprised of high school ("FBLA"), middle school ("Middle Level"), and college ("PBL") students, as well as professional members ("Professional Division"), who primarily help students transition into the business world. FBLA is one of the largest business-related organizations in the world.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), once known as the Future Homemakers of America (FHA), is a national nonprofit organization that aims to help youth in public and private schools with family bonds, careers, and participation in the community. Their mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
The National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization is a youth organization, specifically a Career and Technical student organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners, and more.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), is an international career and technical student organization with a two-fold mission: to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA is composed of middle school, secondary, and postsecondary/collegiate students, along with professional, alumni, and honorary members. It is headquartered in Southlake, Texas and is the largest student organization which prepares students to enter the healthcare field.
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is a select honor society for outstanding career and technical students of Career & Technical education institutions. NTHS began in 1984 as the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society, with a name change in 2003. Today NTHS serves over 3,800 member schools, both secondary and post-secondary, and has a footprint in all 50 states, with chapters expanding into the Bahamas, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and Guam. NTHS honors the achievements of leading career and technical education students, provides scholarships, and cultivates excellence in today's highly competitive, skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel by providing educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation's classrooms. They currently serve more than 360,000 members.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is an international student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as business education.TSA aims to develop leadership, academic, and business management skills in the workplace among students and leaders within the community.