What is FCCLA?

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FCCLA Stands for…
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
What is FCCLA?
•An organization for teens
•Males and females can join
•Nationally recognized
•Members are or have been enrolled in family and Consumer Science
courses
Colors
Red: Stands for Strength, Courage and determination
White: symbolizes sincerity of purpose and integrity of action
Flower
Red Rose: because it gives joy through its beauty and fragrance, symbolizes
a desire for beauty in everyday living
How long has FCCLA been around?
•Was known as Future Homemakers of America (FHA) from 1945-1999
•Named changed in 1999 to FCCLA
FCCLA’s 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 communications, practical
knowledge, and career preparation.
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.
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 education and related occupations.
Why FCCLA?
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College and career preparation including scholarship opportunities
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Develops personal leadership skills
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Allows students to have a voice in their families and communities
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Recognizes youth achievement through awards
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Travel
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Competitions
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Strengthen home and family life
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Prepare for community living as responsible citizens
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Experience the connection between career and technical and academic skills
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Improve self-esteem
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Practice creative and critical thinking
Why FCCLA (continued)?
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Understand yourself and your relationships with others
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Develop a personal leadership style
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Identify concerns, make decisions, and carry out activities
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Experience the satisfaction of helping others
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Observe Family and Consumer Sciences-related careers
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Build supportive relationships with teachers in a less formal atmosphere
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Achieve established performance standards and competencies
Organizational Structure
•National Level: 4 regions, Missouri is the Central region, National officers
and staff
•State Officers: State officers and staff in each state
•Regional level: 14 regions in Missouri, Bowling Green is in region 4
•Local chapter: BGHS!
•Caleb Heron Chillicothe High School elected national officer for 2012-2013
National Programs
FCCLA provides a menu of programs with ready-to-use materials to guide students
through creating and carrying out projects. The national programs encourage
members to enhance their personal growth and leadership development skills. As
students plan projects and execute ideas, they experience the satisfaction of making a
difference in their own lives, their families, their schools, and their communities.
Dynamic Leadership
A national program that helps young people
build leadership skills. It provides information,
activities, and project ideas to help young
people learn about leadership; recognize the
lifelong benefits of leadership skills, practice
leadership skills through FCCLA involvement
and become strong leaders for families,
careers, and communities. Dynamic
Leadership interacts with other national
programs.
Career Connection
A national program that guides students to link
their options and skills for success in their
families, careers, and communities.
In conjunction with the Career Connection
national program, Leaders at Work recognizes
FCCLA members who create projects to
strengthen leadership skills on the job.
Community Service
A national program that guides students to
develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects
that improve the quality of life in their
communities.
Families First
A national peer education program through
which students gain a better understanding of
how families work and learn skills to become
strong family members.
In conjunction with Families First, Japanese
Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for
FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-tosix weeks as an exchange student. This
scholarship is funded by the Kikkoman
Corporation and administered by Youth For
Understanding-USA. Scholarships are worth
more than $6,995 each.
FACTS—Families Acting for
Community Traffic Safety
A national program through which students strive to save lives by educating adults
and young people about traffic safety and supporting enforcement of local rules and
regulations regarding community traffic safety.
Financial Fitness
A national peer education program that
involves students teaching one another how to
make, save, and spend money wisely.
Power of One
A national program designed to help students
find and use their personal power. Members
set their own goals, work to achieve them, and
enjoy the results.
STOP the Violence—Students Taking
on Prevention
A national peer education program that
empowers students with attitudes, skills, and
resources in order to recognize, report, and
reduce youth violence.
Student Body
A national peer education program that helps
young people learn to eat right, be fit, and
make healthy choices.
Competitive Events
Involvement in FCCLA’s competitive events
offers members the opportunity to
expand their leadership potential and develop the
skills for life necessary in families, communities,
and workplaces. Members can demonstrate
family and consumer sciences skills, career
skills, and interpersonal skills.
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STAR Events (Students Taking Action with
Recognition)
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Online STAR Events
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Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl
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FACS Skill Demonstration Events
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FCCLA Contests
STAR Events—Students Taking
Action with Recognition
Competitive events in which members are
recognized for proficiency and achievement in
chapter and individual projects, leadership
skills, and career preparation.
STAR Events Competitions
Advocacy*
Applied Technology
Career Investigation
Chapter Service Project Display
Chapter Service Project Manual
Chapter Showcase Display
Chapter Showcase Manual
Culinary Arts*
Early Childhood*
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Ambassador
Fashion Construction
Fashion Design
Focus on Children
Food Innovations
Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
Illustrated Talk
Interior Design
Interpersonal Communications
Job Interview
Leadership
Life Event Planning
National Programs in Action
Nutrition and Wellness
Parliamentary Procedure
Promote and Publicize FCCLA!
Recycle and Redesign
Teach and Train*
Online STAR Events:
• Digital Stories for Change
• Virtual Poster
• “No Kid Hungry” National Outreach Project
(*Events offered to Postsecondary Membership)
Skill Demonstration Events
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Culinary Food Art
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Culinary Knife Skills
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Impromptu Speaking
National Cluster Meetings
National Cluster Meetings, held in November, provide an opportunity for students and
advisers to come together to expand leadership skills, explore pathways, and discover
new ways to put FCCLA’s national programs into action.
National Leadership Conference
Gather together with more than 5,000 students and advisers to elect the new National
Executive Council, participate in competitive events, attend dynamic general sessions,
and explore ways to enhance leadership skills in family, career, and community.
Areas of Involvement
1. Fundraising: How can we raise
money for service projects, trips etc.
2. Social Activities: What can we do to
have fun together and get to know
each other better?
3. Community Service: What can we
do for the Bowling green
community?
4. School Service: How can we make
BGHS a better place?
5. Field trips & Guest Speakers: Where
can we go to learn more about what
we study in class?
6. Public Relations: What can we do to
tell people what we are doing in
FCCLA?
Contact Information
Navigate the national website to find contact information for national staff and National
Executive Council members. Use the membership map to locate state association
office and state adviser contact information.
For Membership Information Contact:
Marketing & Membership Manager
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc.
1910 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Phone (703) 476-4900
Fax (703) 860-2713
[email protected]
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