Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. 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 education. Today over 220,000 members in nearly 7,000 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including chapter service, teen/dating violence, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, safety while driving, and career exploration.Competition and public speaking events are encouraged.
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.
Any student that has taken or is currently taking a family and consumer sciences course in public or private schools are eligible to be members. Affiliation dues are $15.00, which makes you a member of the national, state and local organzation. Check out the national FCCLA website at www.fcclainc.org and the Virginia website at http://www.virginiafccla.org/.