FCCLA

Let's Take a Closer Look:

What is FCCLA!
FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.
Everyone is part of a family, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Today over 227,000 members in 7,100 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For the 2008-09 school year, Colorado FCCLA membership was 2,055 members in 100 chapters. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, career explorations, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, and teen violence. Involvement in 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 -- necessary in the workplace, home, and global marketplace.


Reasons to Join FCCLA!
· Develop career skills and learn to balance 
· Career and family responsibilities
· Strengthen home and family life
· prepare for community living as responsible citizens
· Experience the connection between
· Career and technical and academic skills
· Improve self-esteem
· Practice and apply creative and critical thinking
· Understand themselves and their relationships with others
· Develop a personal leadership style
· Identify concerns, make decisions, and carry out activities
· Experience the satisfaction of helping others
· Observe family and consumer sciences related careers
· gain recognition for accomplishments
· Build supportive relationships with teachers in a less formal atmosphere
· Achieve established performance standards and competencies

Meetings:
Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday Morning during Gator Time in room D235!