The most important info about Missouri FCCLA A&A
Our Mission Statement and Purposes
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.
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.
The Importance of Family & Consumer Sciences Education
“Family and consumer sciences education serves as a foundation for life literacy education. One curriculum goal is to improve students’ ability to be successful in today’s world. As outlined by National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences (NASAFACS, 2008-2018) content such as nutrition and wellness; interpersonal relationships; child development; parenting; consumer, personal and family finance; goal setting; problem solving; communication, and conflict resolution are instrumental to an individual’s development as a successful career-life manager. Success in work-life balance and family relationships impacts career productivity and success. A community is only as healthy as the individuals living and working there. Family and consumer sciences programs integrate leadership development opportunities for youth through Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).”
-United States Department of Education