Capitol Leadership


    We were excited to welcome over 180 members and advisers from across the nation who traveled to Washington, D.C. over October 9 – 11, 2023 for an unforgettable, in-depth advocacy experience.  Attendees had a chance to connect with their state representatives and legislators to share about the importance of FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences. This journey was nothing short of epic, and we cannot wait to see the incredible impact these attendees will make in their communities.

    Please note that Capitol Leadership will not be held in 2024 due to the election year. We hope to see you again in Washington, D.C. in 2025!

    Mark your calendars now for the return of Capitol Leadership in Fall 2025! Don't miss this incredible opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., and advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences education and FCCLA.

    2023 Capitol Leadership Photos

    Click the image below to view the event photo album. 

    2023 FCCLA Capitol Leadership

    "Capitol Leadership is an empowering experience, offering unique opportunities to learn, advocate, and network in Washington, D.C! Sharing our passion for FCCLA, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Career and Technical Education with legislators helps make a difference as we enhance our advocacy skills!"

    - Amanda Chen, 2023-2024 National President

    “Capitol Leadership is an event full of opportunities and a must-attend. Attendees are given a platform to advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences, FCCLA, and Career and Technical Education. It's also an excellent opportunity to expand your network by connecting with people from across the nation!”

    - Leonardo Luna-Duran, 2023-2024 National Vice President of Finance

    "Capitol Leadership is a highly beneficial conference for FCCLA members to develop their leadership skills and seize the opportunity to promote FCS Education and FCCLA. This event provides students from across the nation with a seat at the table and the chance to engage in important conversations with legislators at the national level, which is a great way to kickstart your advocacy journey."

    - Easton Hrabe, 2023-2024 National Vice President of Development

    Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.