Future Business Leaders of America
About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future 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: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students; FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students; Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and Professional Division for business people, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association.
FBLA-PBL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organization on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisers, and advisory councils (including school officials, business people, 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 division presidents.
Who can join FBLA?
Why should I join?
FBLA-PBL & March of Dimes
March for Babies
March for Babies supports research and programs to help babies in your community and across the country get a healthy start. Join March for Babies and a million compassionate people in nearly 1,100 communities across the nation, including 24,000 company and family teams as well as our national sponsors who walk each year. FBLA-PBL is a March for Babies partner, so put on your shoes and walk for the cause.
Visit the March of Dimes March for Babies site.
Pick FBLA, PBL or ML.
Find your FBLA chapter to narrow down the choices. Choose your state in the drop-down menu.
If your chapter is not listed, visit https://marchforbabies.org and select join a new team; make sure you use your team type (FBLA, PBL or FBLAML) along with your school name in your team title.
Contact your local March of Dimes chapter for resources and support! Find them by visiting https://www.marchofdimes.org/volunteers/team-youth.aspx or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Program Activities
Alabama FBLA District 3 Fall Leadership Workshop
Attend Joint Leadership Development Conference
Promote Prematurity Month (November)
Fall March of Dimes "Dance for Your Life"
Fourth Annual Veteran's Day Program
Observe National Blue Jeans for Babies Day
Prom Promise Week
Observe "FBLA Week"
Job Shadowing Day
Dress for Success Luncheon
Spring March of Dimes "Dance for Your Life"
Purple Day/Baby Day
Attend Alabama FBLA State Leadership Conference