All About FCCLA

Our purposes:

  • To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.
  • To strengthen the function of the family as the basic unit of society.
  • To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.
  • To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.
  • To promote greater understanding between youth and adults.
  • To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
  • To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today‚Äôs society.
  • To promote family and consumer sciences, family and consumer sciences careers and related occupations.

Vision:

Family and Consumer Sciences Education focuses on the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society while strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the lifespan.

Goals of Family and Consumer Sciences Education:

To prepare students for family life, work life, and careers related to family and consumer sciences by providing opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, skills, and behaviors for:

  • Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, school, community, and work settings.
  • Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the lifespan.
  • Managing resources to meet the needs of individuals and families throughout life.
  • Balancing personal, family, school, and work lives.
  • Addressing problems of a diverse environment by using critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Functioning as effective providers and consumers of goods and services.
  • Working independently and cooperatively.

Our Mission:

Program Emphasis of FCCLA:

  • is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.
  • is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that functions as an integral part of the family and consumer sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system.
  • provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels.

FCCLA Creed:

Colors:

The colors are red and white. Red symbolizes strength, courage, and determination; personal qualities leading to happiness through a positive self-image. White symbolizes sincerity of purpose and integrity of action: qualities that help individuals build a better tomorrow.

Flower:

The red rose represents the organization because it gives joy through its beauty and fragrance. It symbolizes a desire for beauty in everyday living.