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What is FCCLA?. Information Packet . FCCLA Stands For:. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. What is FCCLA?. a career and technical student organization for teens males and females can join nationally recognized

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what is fccla

What is FCCLA?

Information Packet

fccla stands for

FCCLA Stands For:

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

what is fccla3
What is FCCLA?
  • a career and technical student organization for teens
  • males and females can join
  • nationally recognized
  • members are or have been enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences courses
fccla the only organization of its kind that
FCCLA-the only organization of its kind that :
  • focuses on family issues
  • uses individual and team projects to provide leadership opportunities
  • develops critical thinking and decision making skills
  • recognizes student achievement
how long has fccla been around
How long has FCCLA been around?
  • was known as Future Homemakers of America (FHA) from 1945-1999
  • name changed in 1999 to FCCLA
the mission of fccla is
The mission of FCCLA is:
  • to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) courses
focusing on the multiple roles of
Focusing On The Multiple Roles of:
  • family member
  • wage earner
  • community leader
8 purposes
8 Purposes
  • Refer to the “Building Skills For Life” Handout
  • Circle the purposes
organizational structure
Organizational Structure
  • National Level: 4 regions, Colorado is the PACIFIC region, national officers and staff
  • State Level: state officers and staff in each state
  • District Level: 12 districts in Colorado, Windsor is in the Northern District
  • Local Level: WHS!
important national information
Important National Information
  • National Cluster Meeting November 16-17


Please plan to attend!!!

important state information
Important State Information
  • State President

Alex Fouts, Bear Creek High School

  • State Theme

“FCCLA: Press Play”

State Conference April 3-5, 2008

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO

important district information
Important District Information:
  • Alex Hilim is the Northern District Vice- President of Archives for this school year
important local information
Important Local Information:
  • WHS is an INTRA-CURRICULAR chapter, meaning that FCCLA activities that we do are integrated into the classroom as much as possible (minimizes time spent outside of class)
  • FCCLA activities are utilized to enhance course content
  • you are a local member because you are in a course in the FCS Department
stucture of local fccla
Stucture of Local FCCLA:
  • Mrs. Clarke’s Classes
    • Interior Design
    • Fashion Design
    • Teen Choices
ms miller s classes
Ms. Miller’s Classes:
  • Catering
  • Relationships
  • Nutrition and Wellness
mrs francis classes
Mrs. Francis’ Classes:
  • Catering
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Life Management
2 types of members
2 Types of Members:
  • Nationally-affiliated Member: can run for office, attend district, state, and national conferences, receive the “Teen Times” magazine, can use the information on his/her resume or college application
  • Local Member: can participate in local activities
cost of dues
Cost of Dues
  • National: includes national, state, district, and local dues $22.00
  • Due by Friday; September 14, 2007 to your advisor

Please Note: If you are enrolled in more than one FCS course, you only have to pay dues once.

executive officer team
Executive Officer Team
  • 1 rep will be selected from each course
  • no more than 4 nominations
  • will give a 1 minute speech in class using a prop to describe him/herself
  • rep selected will fill out an application for a position on EOT
  • must pay national dues
  • attend meetings at 7:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month
officer responsibilities
Officer Responsibilities
  • President: “in charge”, oversees the WHS FCCLA program of work
  • VP/PR: takes over for president when needed, National FCCLA Week in February
officer responsibilities continued
Officer Responsibilities Continued:
  • S/R: writes newspaper articles, maintains membership list, correspondence
  • T: collects dues, helps S/R maintain membership list, keeps track of budget, assists advisers with spending approval
H: takes pictures, purchases film and has film developed, creates a memory book of all FCCLA activities for the current school year
  • Classroom Rep: attends monthly meetings and reports on class activities
6 areas of involvement
6 Areas of Involvement:
  • Fundraising: how can we raise money?
  • Social Activities: what can we do to have fun together and get to know each other better?
  • Community Service: what can we do for the Windsor community?
  • School Service: how can we make WHS a better place?
Field Trips and Guest Speakers: where can we go to learn more about what we study in class and who can we invite into class to help us learn more?
  • Public Relations: what can we do to tell people what we are doing in FCCLA?
fccla opportunities
FCCLA Opportunities
  • See Handout For Schedule of Meetings
participation points
Participation Points
  • Fill Out Chart
  • Red: stands for strength, courage, and determination
  • White: symbolizes sincerity of purpose and integrity of action
  • Red rose: because it gives joy through its beauty and fragrance, symbolizes a desire for beauty in everyday living
  • Toward New Horizons
  • A futuristic logo that shows that FCCLA is a dynamic, active organization bound for the future.
  • The dominant collegiate lettering articulates a focus on education and student leadership.
  • See Handout
web site addresses
Web Site Addresses
  • www.fcclainc.org
  • www.fccla.cccs.edu
other career and technical student organizations
Other Career and Technical Student Organizations:


  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America, related to Business Education programs)
  • FFA (related to Agriculture Education programs)
not at whs
Not at WHS:
  • SkillsUSA (related to Industrial Technology)
  • DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America, related to Marketing Education)
  • HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America, related to Health Occupations programs)
star events
STAR Events
  • “STAR” stands for: students Taking Action with Recognition
  • include a variety of competitive events that will be incorporated into our course work
planning process
Planning Process
  • 5-step process used to develop projects
  • refer to the handout
  • Small Group Activity using the process: Break into groups of 3 or 4, pick 1 project from your areas of involvement brainstorming and using the planning process, develop this project on paper