Member and Officer Page
Information to help your chapter shine!
The Say Yes to FCS Campaign is a national outreach campaign designed to bring attention to Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education as a valuable and viable career path.
Considering a Career as a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator?
FCS Educator Career Fact Sheet - One-page fact sheet for a student who is considering a career in family and consumer sciences education.
FCS Careers Brochure - Detailed information about family and consumer sciences career options.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bureau of Labor Statistics information on career & technical education teachers
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bureau of Labor Statistics information on post-secondary teachers
Members can make a difference in their chapter growth by not just learning about FCCLA opportunities but by using the Planning Process to organize the tasks and by completing a successful task. Ask adviser permission, form a committee, and go for it! The state officers are a great resource. Email them at any time with your questions and concerns.
Advisers: Your members are your key to tackling the FCCLA knowledge. Select a committee for each set of tasks. Let your members take the lead!
Taking the Lead
Leadership development is a primary focus of FCCLA. As students take responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating chapter projects and activities, they develop the skills needed to take the lead in families, careers, and communities today and tomorrow.
All members have leadership potential, whether or not they hold formal chapter leadership positions. Developing leadership skills means bringing out each person’s best qualities. It often comes down to exploring abilities, taking risks, and developing a personal leadership style. A successful chapter will recognize it needs different kinds of leaders and encourage individual differences.
Member commitment and involvement are vital to the health of any organization. Taking a leadership role may lead a student to pursue other FCCLA leadership roles at the chapter, region, state, and national levels. Holding an office at each level provides opportunities for:
improving leadership skills
personal growth and resume building
meeting new people
travel and involvement
being a spokesperson for FCCLA
helping the organization reach its goals
building a resume
When explaining what is FCCLA, consider your audience. Future members, parents, and administrators may need an in-depth answer. For those who need a short answer, consider the following:
FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We are a national career and technical student organization that works through Family & Consumer Sciences education and related occupations courses to prepare students for careers in human services, education and training, hospitality and tourism, and visual arts and design.