• About Us

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private schools through twelfth grade. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

    Today 200,000 members in more than 5,500 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  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 career preparation.

    Motto

    "Toward New Horizons"

    Purposes

    1. to provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
    2. to strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society
    3. to encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community
    4. to encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony
    5. to promote greater understanding between youth and adults
    6. to provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
    7. to prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society
    8. to promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations

    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 realities, not dreams.

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

    We face the future with warm courage and high hope.

    Program Emphasis

    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.

    Membership

    FCCLA has a national membership of 200,000 young men and women in nearly 5,500 chapters. There are 50 state associations including Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth. Former members are eligible to become members of Alumni & Associates. To join, stop by room 306 or email us at cbrown3@dentonisd.org 

    Governance

    Five local chapter officers (students) are elected by FCCLA Members at the end of the school year and together make up the FCCLA Council. The Chapter Advisor is made up of the Family and Consumer Science teacher at Denton High School. The position is chosen by the Principal of Denton High School.

    Financial and Cooperative Support

    FCCLA is supported primarily by student membership dues.  Additional funds are raised from the members of FCCLA and community supporters. FCCLA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education (Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education) and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) but our chapter does not receive money from them. If you are a community supporter and are interested in making a donation towards our FCCLA chapter, please contact us at cbrown3@dentonisd.org 

    National Publications

    Teen Times, the official magazine of FCCLA, is published quarterly during the school year and distributed to affiliated members. The national staff also publishes a variety of other resource materials for members and adult leaders that can be found at nationalfccla.org.