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What is FCCLA?

 

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, grades 7- 12. 

 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. 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 theopportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problemsolving, 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

* career preparation

 

 PURPOSES:

  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

 

Program Emphasis

FCCLA--

  • is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus
  • is a career and technology student organization that functions as an integral part of the

          family and consumer sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system

  • provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels