WHO ARE WE?
What is Family, Career and Community Leaders of America?
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 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, or as determined by the state department of education. Each year over 200,000 students join over 10,000 chapters in 53 state associations, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.
Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.
It is a nonprofit organization supported by membership dues and incorporated in the District of Columbia. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is one of the six national Career and Technology Student Organizations (CTSO).
FCCLA has a National Leadership Center and Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The center has been paid for with chapter contributions and individual and corporate donations.
How Does Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Relate to Classroom Instruction?
The main goal of FCCLA is the same as Family and Consumer Sciences: to improve personal, family, community and job/career life. The Family and Consumer Science teacher is the adviser of the chapter. The teacher/adviser uses the structure of the FCCLA Chapter to five Family and Consumer Science students leadership experiences in planning and directing their own activities that in turn give Family and Consumer Science classroom experiences more meaning.
Through integration of FCCLA into the classroom, more students may be involved in the organization.
SC FCCLA CHAPTERS
Chapters are organized by students taking Family and Consumer Science (Consumer and Homemaking) classes which emphasize preparation for community, and family life, and careers—recognizing that homemakers will fill multiple roles as wage earners. These students are in the following classes: