Join FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience!
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) provides a wealth of benefits for your students, Family and Consumer Sciences program, school, community, and your own professional development.
|What is FCCLA?||
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education as determined by the state department of education. FCCLA has over 160,000 members and more than 5,400 chapters from 47 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than 10 million people since its founding in 1945.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.
|FCCLA Membership Promotional Materials|
|FCCLA Affiliation Process||
The FCCLA affiliation system will open in August for the 2016-2017 school year.
Please use these step-by-step instructions to affiliate your chapter for the 2016-2017 school year.
New Chapter Advisers: Please use the First Time Chapter Affiliation button to request a new chapter in the system. Once your state adviser approves the request, you will receive login credentials to affiliate your students.
National dues for each member are $9.00. There is a minimum of 12 members or $108.00 per chapter, plus an adviser fee of $9.00 per adviser.
For individual state dues rates, contact your state adviser.
New AdvisersWho can JOIN?
Who is eligible to be a member of FCCLA?
Any student who has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences, or as determined by the state department of education, middle school through grade 12 is eligible for active membership in an organized chapter within their school. Once the state and national dues are paid, the student will be an official affiliated member. Teachers can join FCCLA, too! Teachers certified to teach Family and Consumer Sciences Education, or as determined by the state department of education, can serve as the FCCLA chapter adviser. Remember: You don't have to do it all! FCCLA offers a variety of national programs and events to help increase the effectiveness of your Family and Consumer Sciences program and motivates students. During your chapter's first years, guide members toward the programs that seem to best serve your local community needs. As members gain experience and build a tradition of chapter success, they will be ready to branch out into additional programs and events.
|Where Do I Start?||
Do you aim to instill students with a love of learning? Advising an FCCLA chapter can be an excellent adventure with rich rewards, a stronger FACS program, closer relationships with students, and personal and professional recognition. Keep your eye on the prize, relax, and rely on your students creativity and enthusiasm!
|Things to keep in mind during your first year:||
|Resources for New Advisers|