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Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, founded in 1945, 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. Approximately 200,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands use individual and team projects that provide leadership opportunities, develop critical thinking and decision-making skills and recognize student achievement.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapters emphasize Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum, while focusing on related Family and Consumer Sciences careers. FCCLA Mission is 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 career preparation.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America sponsors a program entitled, Financial Fitnessa peer education program to help youth manage their finances. Members develop projects based on the needs of youth in their own schools and communities in five unit areas--Banking Basics, Cash Control, Making Money, Consumer Clout, and Financing Your Future. FCCLAs Financial Fitness program and our other national programs are utilized by nearly 7,500 Family and Consumer Sciences teachers who are Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter advisers throughout the United States.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national headquarters is located at 1910 Association Drive, Reston, VA. For more information on Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) programs, competitive events, membership and meetings, please contact:

Sandy Spavone
Executive Director
Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
1910 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1584
Phone: (703) 476-4900
Fax: (703) 860-2713

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