• Family, Career and Community Leaders of Amercia

    1. What is FCCLA?
    • Family, Career and Community Leaders of Amercia is one of the largest career and technology student organizations in the United States. Currently, we have over 200,000 members, nation wide, and over 16,000 just in Texas! Established in 1945, it encourages personal growth and leadership development in teens through Family and Consumer Sciences.
    2. What do the letters FCCLA mean?
    • The letters stand for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
    3. How does FCCLA relate to Family and Consumer Science courses?
    • The main goal of each course is to improve personal, family, community, and job/career life.
    4. Who may joing FCCLA?
    • Any student enrolled in school (7-12) may be a member.
    5. What is the FCCLA motto?
    • The motto is "Toward New Horizons". The motto is a challenge. It reminds members that their contributions to home life today will influence the quality of the homes that they will have tomorrow and that home and family life influences the community and the world.
    6. What is the overall goal of FCCLA?
    • The goal is to help youth assume their roles in society through Family and Consumer Science courses in areas of personal growth, family life, career preparation, and community involvement.
    7. What is the FCCLA Flower?
    • The flower is the Red Rose. The rose represents the search for beauty in everyday life.
    8. What are the FCCLA publications?
    • Teen Times.......................................National Magazine
    • FCCLA: The Texas Way..............State Magazine

    9. What is the FCCLA Creed?
    We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

    We face the future with warm courage and high hope.

    For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values.

    For we are the builders of homes, homes for America's future.

    Homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair,

    Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be the realities, not dreams.

    We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

    We face the future with warm courage and high hope.
    10. What are the FCCLA colors?
    • The colors are red and white. The colors contribute to the organization's national unity and provide identity. Red suggests strenght, courage, and determination- personal qualities leading to happiness through a positive self-image. White symbolizes sincerity of purpose and intergrity of action; qualities that will help individuals build a better tomorrow.
    11. When was FCCLA founded?
    • FCCLA was founded June 11, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. The name was changed from Future Homemakers of America (FHA) to Family, Career and Community Leaders of America in 1999.
    12. What are the FCCLA Purposes?
    • To promote opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.
    • To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society
    • To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.
    • To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.
    • To promote greater understanding between youths and adults.
    • To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
    • To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society.
    • To promote Family and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Careers, and related occupations.
    13. What are the FCCLA Websites?