|By Joshua Eddinger-Lucero, Youth Leadership Manager
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for individuals in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families. 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 (FCS) education.
Today over 192,000 members in more than 4,750 chapters are active in a network of associations in most states. The work of FCCLA helps students and teachers focus on a variety of youth concerns, including financial literacy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, sustainability, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career preparation in four specific Career Pathways. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life necessary in the home and workplace.
Learn more here and find out how FCCLA has provided the Ultimate Leadership Experience to its members through leadership development and career exploration for more than 75 years.