Welcome to the ROWLAND High School chapter of FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience! Family, Career and Community Leaders of America provides a wealth of possibilities for students.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Our Mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earners and community leaders, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
What is FCCLA? Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education, or related courses as determined by the state Department of Education. FCCLA has more than 200,000 members and nearly 5,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
Who Are FCCLA Members? Any student who has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) or a related course as determined by the state Department of Education through grade 12 is eligible for active membership in an organized chapter within their school.
FCCLA is a Federally recognized Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), FCCLA plays a role in developing youth through classroom integration of FCCLA national programs, competitive events, and service learning projects. FCCLA partners with Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors in middle schools and high schools to maintain high standards of education and demonstrate student leadership related to the Mission and Purposes that guide the organization.
FCCLA is - Competitive Events - FCCLA provides an opportunity to learn and lead while competing for chapter, state, and national recognition. Competitions range from individual to team opportunities and are focused on culinary arts, fashion and interior design, education careers, communication skills, financial planning, and other career and life skills. Competitions can include presentations, test-taking, and skill demonstrations and take place at national conferences and most state conferences.
FCCLA is - Student Leadership - Personal growth and leadership development are at the forefront of the FCCLA Mission. By completing projects for service learning and participating in competitive events, students gain important leadership skills they take with them for life. FCCLA chapter and state associations are lead by officers who have demonstrated leadership skills in and out of the classroom.