About FCCLA
FCCLA is a nonprofit national vocational student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 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 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
     - Vocational preparation


Membership: FCCLA has a national membership of nearly 222,000 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 the Alumni and Associates