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What FCCLA is really about!

About 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 through grade 12.

Membership:

FCCLA has a national membership of over 225,000 young men and women in nearly 7,000 chapters. There are 50 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.

CREED


We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
We face the future with warm courage and high hope.

For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values.
For we are the builders of homes, Homes for America's future,
Homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair,
Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams.

We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
We face the future with warm courage and high hope.

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

* vocational 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:

* 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 system

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