Family Career and Community Leaders of America
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, Inc. is a nonprofit national Career and Technical Student Organization serving students in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private schools through grade 12. FCCLA is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth who 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 160,000 members in over 6,600 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.
FCCLA’s mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through:
- Character development
- Creative and critical thinking
- Interpersonal communication
- Practical knowledge, and
- Career and Technical preparation
- To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
- To strengthen the function of the family as a 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’s society
- To promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations
Alabama FCCLA State Officers
The Alabama FCCLA Association has six state officers elected at the state conference who make up the State Executive Council.
Alabama FCCLA Executive Council
The Alabama FCCLA Executive Council is comprised of the FCCLA state adviser, current state officers, and advisers to the current state officers.
Teen Times, the official magazine of National FCCLA, is published quarterly during the school year and distributed to affiliated members. The national staff also publishes a variety of other resource materials for members and adult leaders. A free publication catalog is available upon request.