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.
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:
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.