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What is FCCLA?
Family, Career and Community Leaders of
America is a dynamic and effective national student
organization that helps young men and women
become strong leaders and address important
personal, family, work and societal issues through
family and consumer sciences education. FCCLA
takes family and consumer sciences learning
beyond the four walls of the classroom. FCCLA
puts theory into practice with student planned and
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
• Character development;
• Creative and critical thinking;
• Interpersonal communication;
• Practical knowledge; and
• Vocational preparation.
1. to provide opportunities for personal
development and preparation for adult life;
2. to strengthen the function of the family as a
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
6. to provide opportunities for making decisions and for
7. to prepare for the multiple roles of men and
women in today’s society;
8. to promote family and consumer sciences and
• is the only in-school student organization with the
family as its central focus.
• is a vocational student organization that functions as an
integral part of the family and consumer sciences
education curriculum and operates within the school
• Provides opportunities for active student participation
at local, state and national levels.
FCCLA has a national membership of nearly 220,000
young men and women in nearly 8,000 local chapters.
There are 53 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.
Ten national officers (students) are elected by the voting
delegates at the annual National Leadership Meeting and
together make up the National Executive Council.
The National Board of Directors is composed of
adult representatives from education and business and
four youth representatives.
State associations and local chapters elect their own
youth officers. State programs come under the direction
of family and consumer sciences education staff.
Chapter advisers are family and consumer sciences
Financial and Cooperative Support
FCCLA is supported primarily by student membership
dues. Additional funds are raised from individuals,
corporations and foundations. FCCLA is endorsed by
the U.S. Department of Education (Office of Vocational
and Adult Education) and the American Association of
Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
Active Membership: Any student who is taking or has
taken a course, determined by the state department of
education as comprehensive or occupational Family and
Consumer Sciences through grade 12 shall be eligible for
active membership in an organized chapter within the school.
Active members shall be eligible to hold office, make motions