The Future of Business

FBLA-PBL prepares students for careers in business

Alabama FBLA-PBL is a nonprofit student organization committed to preparing today’s students for success in business leadership. With over 70 years of developing future business leaders, Alabama FBLA-PBL develops members’ leadership potential and business content knowledge, preparing them for college and career. FBLA is an important partner in the success of school-to-work programs, business education curriculums, and student leadership development.

Schools Participating
Life-changing Experience

Our Four Divisions


FBLA is the high school division of FBLA-PBL and helps students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs.

FBLA-Middle Level

FBLA-Middle Level is the middle school division of FBLA-PBL and helps students sharpen their communication, leadership, and teamwork skills, preparing them for high school and the workplace before many of their peers.


Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is dedicated to inspiring and developing college students for careers in business and business-related fields.

Professional Division

The FBLA Professional Devision consists of business and industry members who mentor the next generation of business leaders in middle school, high school, and college.

Our Mission

FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Our History

In 1948, Guntersville, Alabama, became the site of the first Alabama FBLA chartered chapter. In recognition of the importance of student organizations to career preparation, the Director of Career and Technical Education promoted FBLA through business education programs. During the last 60 years, Alabama FBLA has grown into a successful student organization.

The first Alabama State Conference was held in 1951. The purpose of the conference was to become organized to take steps to receive a state charter. On May 21, 1952, Alabama received its state charter and began the activities of Alabama FBLA.

For over 70 years, the Alabama State Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America has worked to provide secondary education students with the motivation, guidance, and knowledge for the transition from the classroom to the business world. The students are trained through many activities. Conferences are held in which the students may compete and attend workshops to further their leadership and business skills. For many members, Alabama FBLA is an integral part in the transition.

Our Service

March of Dimes is Alabama FBLA-PBL’s official service partner. For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Alabama FBLA has continually been recognized as the #1 youth fundraiser for March of Dimes.