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FCCLA

Welcome to the FCCLA Website
FCCLA 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 Family Career and Community Leaders of America 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. Today over 225,000 members in nearly 7,000 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, 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.

Mission

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

Membership
FCCLA has a national membership of over 225,000 young men and women in nearly 7,000 chapters. There are 50 state associations including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth. Former members are eligible to become members of Alumni & Associates.

Purposes

to provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
to strengthen the function of the family as a 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 prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today’s society
to promote family and consumer sciences and related occupations