Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization (CTSO) 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 FCCLA is the only national CTSO 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.
FCCLA provides an opportunity for students to learn and lead while competing for chapter, state, and national recognition. Competitions range from individual to team opportunities and are focused on education careers, early childhood education, culinary arts, fashion and interior design, financial planning, entrepreneurship, nutrition and wellness, and other career skills. Competitions can include presentations, test-taking, and skill demonstrations that take place at state and national conferences.
Today over 175,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in all 50 states, in addition to 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.
For more information on FCCLA chapters in Michigan, contact:
Eastern Michigan University
201 King Hall
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197