Membership Details

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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.

Member Information

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

To answer the question, "What is FCCLA?" chapter members and advisers should develop an short 2-3 sentence reply such as:

    • Short Speech: 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.

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.

Middle Level Chapters have the option of affiliating all Family and Consumer Sciences students for a bulk enrollment flat fee of $500. ($250 national and $250 state) Any Middle Level Chapter with more than 27 students must contact Mrs. Nadine Standley prior to affiliation to work out setting up the bulk enrollment flat fee.

Urban Chapters within the corporate limits of Allentown, Erie, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh have the option of affiliating as a bulk enrollment flat fee of $5000. ($4500 national and $500 state) Any Urban Chapter with more than 500 students must contact Mrs. Nadine 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.

Who is eligible to be a member of FCCLA?

Any student who has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences, or as determined by the state department of education, middle school through grade 12 is eligible for active membership in an organized chapter within their school. Once the state and national dues are paid, the student will be an official affiliated member. Teachers join FCCLA, too! Teachers certified to teach Family and Consumer Sciences Education, or as determined by the state department of education, can serve as the FCCLA chapter adviser.