2 Before FCCLA there was FHA . . . Future Homemakers of America was founded in 1945 in ChicagoIn the summer or 1999 FHA became FCCLAHeadquarters - located in Reston, Virginia
3 What is FCCLA?A national student organization that helps young men and women become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities!FCCLA is the largest youth organization with the family as its central focus!
4 Who can join?Anyone who has taken or is currently enrolled in a Family & Consumer Sciences course!
5 National membership is nearly 222,000 with over 8,000 local chapters.
6 including 53 state associations, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
7 The Colors. . . FCCLA White - symbolizes sincerity & integrity Red - suggests strength & courageWhite - symbolizes sincerity & integrityFCCLA
8 The Emblemshows that FCCLA is a dynamic, active organization bound for the future!
9 The dominant collegiate lettering articulates a focus on education and student leadership embodies an active organization that moves toward new arenas!
10 “The Ultimate Leadership Experience” New Tagline!
11 The FlowerRed roseRepresents a desire for joy in everyday living
13 The Mission. . .To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education
14 The CreedWe are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We face the future with warm courage and high hope. For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values. For we are the builders of homes, Homes for America's future, Homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair, Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams. We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We face the future with warm courage and high hope.
15 The Official Authority On parliamentary procedure is Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised
16 The 8 Purposes. . .To provide opportunities for personal development & to prepare for adult life.To strengthen the family as a basic unit of society
17 To encourage democracy To help achieve global harmonyTo promote a greater understanding between youth and adults
18 To provide opportunities for decision-making and for assuming responsibility To prepare for the multiple roles in today’s society
19 To promote Family & Consumer Sciences & related occupations