FCCLA

ABOUT Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization (New Mexico Website / National Website) that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life — planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication — necessary in the home and workplace.

MISSION

To promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through:

  • character development
  • creative and critical thinking
  • interpersonal communication
  • practical knowledge and
  • vocational preparation

PURPOSES

  • To provide 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 youth 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 and related occupations

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

FCCLA – is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus; is a career and technology student organization that functions as an integral part of the family and consumer sciences education curriculum; and provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels.

IMPORTANT DATES

2018 State Conference
March 15-17, 2018
Albuquerque – Marriott Pyramid

2018 National Conference
TBA

NMAA CONTACT

Cheri Sain (Primary Contact)
575.562.2188 (office)
cheri.sain@enmu.edu

Chris Kedge (NMAA)
505.923.3276 (office)
505.923.3114 (fax)
chris@nmact.org

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