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FCCLA

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumers Sciences education in public and school through grade 12.
 
FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus.
 
Mission:
To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
 
Motto:
Toward New Horizons
 
 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.
 
Creed:
We face the future with warm courage and high hope. For we are the builders homes, homes for America's future, homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair.
 
Program Emphasis:
FCCLA is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system, and it provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels.
 
Membership:
FCCLA has a national membership over 160,000 young men and women in more than 5,300 chapters.
FCCLA chapters span 49 states including Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth.
 
Governance:
Ten national officers (students) are elected by voting delegates at the annual National Leadership Conference and together make up the National Executive Council. The National Board of Directors is composed of adult representatives from education and business and four youth representatives.
 
Financial and Cooperative Support:
FCCLA is supported primarily by student membership dues. Additional funds are raised from individuals, corporations, and foundations. FCCLA is endorsed by the U.S. Department  of Education (Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education).