Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (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 – all necessary within the home and workplace. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and executed by members, and it is the only CTSO with the family as its central focus.
- FCCLA is integrated into Family and Consumer Sciences education programs, exposing students to work-based learning as well as business and industry experiences.
- FCCLA provides real work skills – productivity and accountability, flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, leadership and responsibility.
Students: Why join FCCLA?
- Travel around Missouri and the United States to attend state and national conferences and create friendships with other youth leaders.
- Participate in competitive events – with more than 50 competitive events to choose from between Skill Demonstration Events and STAR Events, there is something to interest everyone.
- Develop real world skills that prepare you to be college- and career-ready.
- Explore various Career Pathways within Family and Consumer Sciences.
- Apply for one of the many scholarships available through Missouri FCCLA and National FCCLA.
- Develop leadership skills that last a lifetime.
Advisers: Why advise an FCCLA chapter?
Advising an FCCLA chapter is an excellent adventure with great rewards – a stronger FCS program, closer relationships with students, and personal and professional recognition.
- The resources that FCCLA offers are invaluable to a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. Through program ideas, lesson plans and competitive events, FCCLA offers its teachers the opportunity to help students apply their classroom content to real-life settings.
- You have the chance to participate in a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year. Affiliated FCCLA advisers have a chance to connect with industry representatives at state and national events and conferences to discuss trends and gain knowledge about products and opportunities. Additionally, Missouri FCCLA partners with Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide professional development workshops throughout the year to meet the needs of advisers.
- As an FCCLA adviser, you will have an opportunity to connect with key individuals throughout the state and nation who may serve as professional resources and personal support to you as you work to establish, build, and improve your chapter.
- Being an FCCLA adviser allows you to empower future leaders and promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.