Who Can Join FCCLA?

Any student, through grade twelve, who is taking or has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences is eligible to belong to FCCLA. In Virginia, students in nearly 250 chapters are members of this exciting organization. 

Join FCCLA, the only national student organization that encourages your personal growth, prepares you for a career, fosters family and community involvement and helps you become a leader. The organization, with chapters in over 5,000 schools across the country also offers opportunities to make new friends; plan and participate in chapter activities; turn your interests and concerns into action; earn recognition and feel good about yourself; and have tons of fun!

The decisions you make today, and every day, can lead to success in the future. Do you know exactly what you want to do when you get out of school? Or, do you have a career path in mind and want to explore it further? Take this opportunity – now – to be a part of FCCLA where you can learn about careers and develop job skills so you are prepared to move from school to work! Through chapter activities, learn more about careers in:

  • Clothing Design and Textiles
  • Food Service, Catering, Culinary Arts, Nutrition, Restaurant Management
  • Child Care & Early Childhood Education
  • Interior Design
  • Hospitality Industry, Hotel Management 
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Everyone is a part of a family. But today, families are changing. FCCLA activities and programs help you deal with the real issues that you encounter every day and will face in the future, like:

  • Wellness and youth obesity
  • Healthy relationships
  • Peer pressure
  • Care for children and the elderly
  • Parenting skills
  • Financial literacy
  • Nutrition and physical fitness
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Community service
  • Leadership
  • Violence in schools and communities.

FCCLA is the only national student organization with the family as its central focus.”

Source: National FCCLA Membership Brochure