Our Mission

Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Our History

Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.

FBLA is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisors, and advisory councils (including school officials, business people, and community representatives) guide local chapters. State advisors 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.