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2 What is FCCLA? F amily C areer and C ommunity L eaders of A merica

3 What is FCCLA? Career and technical student organziation (CTSO)
FCCLA is very unique – we are the only CTSO that has family as the central focus.

4 Who can join? Students who have had a family and consumer sciences class Students who currently have a FCS class. This means you! FCS classes at MCHS include: Life Skills Foods & Nutrition Child Development Services I Parenting / Child Development Relationships

5 Look at the numbers Today, over 220,000 members in nearly 7,000 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

6 What we stand for Tagline The Ultimate Leadership Experience Motto
Towards new horizons

7 Symbols Flower - symbolizes a desire for beauty in everyday living
Red rose - symbolizes a desire for beauty in everyday living Colors Red and white

8 A club is born In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the first national vocational education act into law This law started vocational programs such as home economics and agriculture education In 1945 a group of people met in Chicago and selected a name and a constitution for a national student home economics organization.

9 A club is born The first programs were called Home Economics
Home Economics programs are now called Family and Consumer Sciences.

10 We don’t just cook and sew
In 1999 the Future Homemakers of America (FHA) officially changed its name to Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). They changed the name to better reflect the mission and purpose of the organization.

11 Affiliation To be affiliated means that a local chapter of FCCLA has sent in its national and state dues along with the names of all the people in that local chapter. Kentucky was the very first state-affiliated association.

12 EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about FCCLA in the national magazine Teen Times, first published in 1945.


14 Be Part of It!: Membership Campaign

15 National Programs Make your Career Connection with this FCCLA program and learn how to explore career pathways and skills for success in families, careers, and communities. Take action in your community and discover the difference you can make Try new leadership experiences and investigate exciting topics through interactive participation in various activities.

16 National Programs Discover how you can strengthen family relationships
Put the brakes on impaired driving and traffic crashes.Through peer education help your friends arrive alive and lower the number one cause of death for youth in America. Manage your $! Use this program to help you make, save, and spend your money to be financially fit.

17 National Programs Win a scholarship to travel to Japan, experience another culture, and develop independence while living with a Japanese host family. Put yourself in charge of your future! Enhance your job skills and gain valuable on-site work experience with FCCLA’s Leaders at Work program. Give yourself the power to make a positive change in your families, careers, and communities, one goal at a time.

18 National Programs Eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices
Build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job related skills. Empower youth with attitudes, skills, and resources in order to recognize, report, and reduce youth violence. Eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices

19 Be a STAR STAR EVENTS: National FCCLA Program Available to Members which enables you to work in group, work alone, and compete against a set criteria STAR stands for: Students Taking Action with Recognition

20 STAR Event Categories Include:
Applied technology Career investigation Chapter service project display/ manual Chapter showcase display/ manual Culinary Arts Early Childhood Entrepreneurship Focus on children Hospitality Illustrated talk Interpersonal Communications Job Interview Parliamentary Procedure

21 Who is your advisor? FCCLA advisors are teachers of family and consumer sciences. That’s me! 

22 National FCCLA

23 Kentucky FCCLA

24 National Headquarters
1910 Association Drive Reston, Virginia Phone: Fax:

25 If you have any questions…
Feel free to ask me – I’m a former state officer and Barren County HS chapter president!

26 Barren County FCCLA

27 2005 State Meeting

28 2005 National Meeting San Diego, California

29 2005 State Leadership Camp

30 2006 State Meeting

31 2006 State Meeting


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