FCCLA is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system, and it provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels.
Career Connection is an FCCLA national program that guides youth to link their options and skills for success in families, careers, and communities. Through individual, cooperative, and competitive activities, members— discover their strengths, target career goals, and initiate a plan for achieving the lifestyle they desire.
Leaders at WORK
Leaders at Work recognizes FCCLA members who create projects to strengthen leadership skills on the job. These skills contribute to success across a broad range of career fields. In conjunction with the Career Connection national program, Leaders at Work motivates students to prepare for career Leaders at Work success.
Community Service Award
The FCCLA Community Service Program guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Community Service helps young people build skills for family, career, and community roles; provides youth-centered learning experiences related to Family and Consumer Sciences education; and encourages young people to develop the positive character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
FCCLA Dynamic Leadership helps young people build leadership skills. It provides information, activities, and project ideas to help young people: learn about leadership, recognize the lifelong benefits of leadership skills, practice leadership skills through FCCLA involvement, become strong leaders for families, careers and community.
Facts (Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety)
Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) is a national peer education program through which students strive to save lives educating adults and youth about traffic safety and supporting enforcement of local rules and regulations regarding community traffic safety.
Families First is an FCCLA national peer education program through which youth gain a better understanding of how families work and learn skills to become strong family members. Its goals are to: help youth become strong family members and leaders for today and tomorrow and strengthen the family as the basic unit of society.
Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-to-six weeks as an exchange student. This scholarship is funded by the Kikkoman Corporation, administered by Youth For Understanding USA. Scholarships are worth more than $6,995 each.
Financial Fitness is an FCCLA national peer education program that involves youth teaching one another how to make, save, and spend money wisely. Through FCCLA’s Financial Fitness program, youth plan and carry out projects that help them and their peers learn to become wise financial managers and smart consumers.
POWER OF ONE
Power of One helps students find and use their personal power. Members set their own goals, work to achieve them, and enjoy the results. The skills members learn in Power of One help them now and in the future in school, with friends and family, in their future at college, and on the job.
STOP the Violence
Students’ Taking On Prevention -- STOP the Violence is an FCCLA national program that empowers youth with attitudes, skills, and resources in order to recognize, report, and reduce youth violence.
Student Body is an FCCLA national peer education program that helps young people learn to eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices. Its goals are to: help young people make informed, responsible decisions about their health, provide youth opportunities to teach others, and develop healthy lifestyles, as well as communication and leadership skills.