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Join FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience! 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) provides a wealth of benefits for students, Family and Consumer Sciences Education programs, schools, communities and teacher professional development. 

What is FCCLA?
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 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 205,000 members and nearly 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than 10 million people since its founding in 1945.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and implemented by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.

For FCCLA membership information, look at the attached pamphlet “FCCLA Membership Things to Know.”

Membership Kit
The FCCLA Membership Kit is provided to advisers as a resource from National FCCLA. The kit is a content-rich, easy-to use CD. The CD is filled with all of the resources, project ideas and tools necessary to start or maintain a FCCLA chapter. The membership kit includes a Join FCCLA! poster. To request the kit, email or call 703-476-4900. 

Brochures with Important Information
        The "PA Brochure to Join FCCLA" attached at the bottom of this page, will help you explain what FCCLA is to your administration
        The "FCCLA Membership Things to Know" attached at the bottom of this page, will help you explain FCCLA to students.

FCCLA Affiliation Process
Before you begin to affiliate, read through the national Join FCCLA page.  It gives you information about:
  • Frequently Asked Questions about FCCLA
  • How to use the affiliation process 
  • What information to collect from students 
  • A template to affiliate many students at once
Middle School Advisers need to pay close attention to the COPPA Parent Consent Form on the national site that needs to be used with members under 13 years old.  You must have these forms in your possession before you sign off on them.  This is a liability issue that needs your attention to detail.

FCCLA Online Affiliation!  Click
 here to affiliate today! 

Affiliation Deadlines  
December 15 is the Pennsylvania FCCLA affiliation deadline in order for students to participate in Pennsylvania STAR Events.  (Date approved to begin 2017-18 school year.)
Advisers can affiliate earlier.  The state association recommends affiliating at least 12 members by November 1 in order to have access to all national services including the national affiliation portal that provides the Competitive Events Guide.  

How much are national and state FCCLA Dues? 
National dues are $9.00 and Pennsylvania state dues are $9.00 per member and adviser. The dues payment is sent as one sum ($18/person) to the address on the affiliation invoice form. There is a minimum of 12 members + adviser or $234. 
Tip - Double check your information for adviser, chapter and members before you submit your afiliation.  When you hit submit, you lock in the information and agree to pay the listed amount.  
Middle level chapters also have the option of affiliating all Family and Consumer Sciences students for a flat fee of $750. ($450 national and $300 state)  Any middle level chapter with more than 50 students may want to contact Mrs. Standley prior to affiliation to work out setting up the bulk enrollment flat fee.

Click on the file FCCLA Dues to see how dues is used at the local, state and national levels. 

Sasha G,
Aug 21, 2012, 12:54 PM
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