Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Techical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been makinga difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Today over 175,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in all 50 states, in addition to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life--planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication--necessary in the home and workplace.
To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the muliple 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.
Toward New Horizonces
1. To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.
2. To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society
3. To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.
4. To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.
5. To promote greater understanding between youth and adults.
6. To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
7. To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society.
8. To promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations.
We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We face the futrure with warm courage and high hope. For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values. For we are the builders of homes, homes for America's future, homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair, homes where truth and love security and faith will be realties, not dreams. We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We face the future and warm courage and high hope.
FCCLA is the only in-school studetns organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that functions as an intergral part of the Famiy and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system, and it provides opportunities for active studetn particpation at local, state, and national levels.
FCCLA has a national membership of over 175,000 young men and women in more than 5,300 chapters. FCCLA chapters span all 50 states including Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth. Former members and advisers are eligible to become members of Alumni & Associates.