Join more than 237,000 middle and high school student members from over 5,100 chapters across the nation. FCCLA's Ultimate Leadership Experience equips members with real-world skills through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education. FCCLA prepares members for careers through its four Career Pathways: Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, and Visual Arts and Design.

FCCLA members will strengthen skills, forge friendships, and make a positive difference in today’s world by participating in Competitive Events, serving in leadership positions, attending national conferences, networking with youth leaders, and attaining essential college- and career-ready skills.

A Special Message from Dr. Amy Loyd

Check out this special message from Dr. Amy Loyd, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education. During this video, developed for the 2023 National Leadership Conference, Dr. Loyd highlights the collaborative efforts between FCCLA and the U.S. Department of Education. She emphasizes the remarkable impact of FCCLA members nationwide as they work towards improving families and communities while preparing for successful future careers.

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