Thousands of Youth Leaders to Attend FCCLA National Fall Conference and Showcase Their Preparedness to “Adult”

DALLAS, TX (November 13, 2019)  It’s not just a figure of speech, this generation really can’t “adult.” From managing their personal finances to succeeding in the workplace, many Generation Z and millennials admit they lack basic life skills needed to manage general life skills, as well as employability skills including communication skills, teamwork, and problem solving. However, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is preparing today’s youth to be prepared to meet the skills gap by helping youth transition to adulthood and prepare students to succeed as employees meeting the workplace skills gap documented across America.

More than 2,500 FCCLA middle and high school youth have joined together in Dallas, TX, November 15-17, 2019, to prepare to be an exception to the norm of not being prepared to “adult.” Equipped with life skills learned through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education and leadership skills gained from involvement in FCCLA, these attendees are preparing to enter college and careers with skills and experiences that set them up for success within their future households and workplaces.

Traveling from across the nation to attend National Fall Conference (NFC), FCCLA members will partake in a three-day conference aimed to strengthen leadership skills, explore Career Pathways, and receive hands-on experience through participation in Competitive Events. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to partake in a community service project to help Dallas’ homeless community, as well as network with youth leaders, FCS educators, and FCCLA supporters. A highlight of NFC are the various workshops offered for youth leaders to attend that cover topics including: nicotine addiction prevention, dating violence prevention, family togetherness, financial literacy, professionalism, and mental health awareness.

FCCLA equips students with real world skills through educational and life experiences that members will take within them forever—no matter what life path or profession they pursue. With a rich organizational history of nearly 75 years strong and more than 10 million successful alumni who have taken their skills and experiences gained from FCCLA to advance various industries nationwide, FCCLA’s members continue to prove they can “adult” and are the leaders of the next generation that will change the world.

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