What is FCCLA? Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA is an intracurricular career and technical student organization that aligns with the following Tennessee CTE Career Clusters: Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services.
FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.
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. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environmental concerns, 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.
Why FCCLA? FCCLA helps students:
develop career skills and learn to balance career and family responsibilities.
strengthen home and family life.
prepare for community living as responsible citizens.
experience the connection between career and technical and academic skills.
practice and apply creative and critical thinking.
understand themselves and their relationships with others.
develop a personal leadership style.
identify concerns, make decisions, and carry out activities.
experience the satisfaction of helping others.
observe Family and Consumer Sciences related careers.
gain recognition for accomplishments.
build supportive relationships with teachers in a less formal atmosphere.
achieve established performance standards and competencies.