What is FCCLA?

FCCLA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America FCClA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization CTSO for students enrolled in a family consumer sciences class room. FCCLA is the only student lead organization were family is the focus. 
According to the natinal FCCLA website, we have 155,00 member across 47 states, including Puerto Rico. The Oklahoma offiliation of the FCCLA organization has over 14,000 members this year.

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.

Purposes of FCCLA
  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 and related occupations.

Peer Education
FCCLA uses peer education to present information related to family and consumer sciences and FCCLA.  The peer education system is called "National Programs."  FCCLA has eight national programs:
  1. Career Connection: learn about self inventory of career skills, possible careers, and pathways of interest for future career plans.
  2. Community Service: target local needs and carry out service projects to increase character development.
  3. Families Acting for Traffic Safety (FACTS):  driving safety, and incorporating projects to educate others about concerns regarding traffic safety.
  4. Families First:  Comprehending how strong families work together and skills to strengthen the function of the family.
  5. Financial Fitness:  Learning how to utilize money wisely through earning, spending, saving and protecting money.
  6. Power of One:  Finding and using personal power through goal setting, achieving goals and celebrating results.
  7. Stand Up:  New national program encouraging advocacy to improve the quality of life in your personal community.  
  8. Student Body:  Learning choices regarding both physical and mental wellness to impact lifelong wellness.