Families First


Newly Updated Fall of 2023Families First is a national FCCLA peer education program that helps young people explore, understand, and appreciate diverse aspects of families and family life.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Help youth become strong family members and leaders for today and tomorrow
  • Strengthen families as a foundational unit of society
  • Explore careers that support families
  • Provide safety education for youth to foster safe and healthy families and communities
  • Understand how nurturing children build strong families

Families First Units

  • DYNAMICS - Understanding families and family relationships
  • BALANCE - Enabling young people and families to prioritize self-care and overcome the obstacle
  • DEVELOPMENT - Learning how to nurture and care for children
  • SAFETY - Prioritizing and practicing safety within families
  • SKILLS - Developing strategies to be a good family member 

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