What is FCCLA?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 Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.Why FCCLA?
FCCLA helps students:
- Develop a personal leadership style have fun through shared group experiences
- Understand themselves and their relationships with others
- Develop a wider circle of friends
- Prepare for community living as a responsible citizen
- Experience the satisfaction of helping others
- Develop employability skills
- Identify concerns, make decisions, and carry out activities
- Improve home and family ties
- Explore the changing roles of men and women
- Gain recognition for accomplishments
- Work cooperatively with teachers in an informal atmosphere
FCCLA helps schools:
- Motivate and improve students' attitudes toward school and learning
- Gain community support for the program
- Integrate life skills into Family and Consumer Science classes, making school and life relevant to one another
- Support school activities
- Carry out the schools' purpose of preparing employable citizens
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 vocational preparation.
To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.
To strengthen the function of the family as the basic unit of society.
To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.
To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.
To promote greater understanding between youth and adults.
To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
To provide for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society.
To promote family and consumer sciences, family and consumer sciences careers and related occupations.
Last Modified on August 14, 2019