History of FCCLA

    FCCLA Logo

    FCCLA was first founded in 1945 as the club Future Homemakers of America. Later that year the first issue of "Teen Times," now the FCCLA magazine, was published. The very first FHA meeting was held in Kansas City in 1948. 20 years later, New Homemakers of America, a club similar to Future Homemakers of America merged with FHA. This merge made FHA not just a club, but a national organization! In 1999 the name was changed to Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, the emblem, logo, motto, flower, and colors were created and voted upon. Now, in 2013, we are celebrating 68 years of strong leadership in a great student-lead club, focusing on family careers, community, and LEADERSHIP!



    FCCLA Beliefs

    FCCLA was founded to help young men and women to become leaders in their home, career, and community. Programs within the organization, alongside Family Sciences education address personal, family, career, and social issues and how to properly handle them. Chapter projects tend to a community, school, or youth concern, like various charities including Children's Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House, and Feed the Children. Member involvement builds leadership skills used throughout life, and develops skills for life - planning, problem solving, communication, ect.





    To promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through:

    character development,
    creative and critical thinking,
    interpersonal communication,
    practical knowledge,
    and career preparation.



    • To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.
    • To strengthen the function of the family as the basic unit of society.
    • To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.
    • To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.
    • To promote greater understanding between youth and adults.
    • To provide opportunities for making decision and for assuming responsibilities.
    • To provide for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society.
    • To promote family and consumer sciences, family and consumer sciences careers and related occupations.


    FCCLA Creed

    We are the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.
    We face the future with warm courage and high hope.

    For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values.
    For we are the builders of homes,
    Homes for America's future,
    Homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair,
    Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams.

    We are the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.
    We face the future with warm courage and high hope.

    FCCLA Traditions

    Colors: Red and White
    Red stands for strength, courage, and determination. White stands for sincerity of purpose and integrity of action.


    This futuristic logo shows that FCCLA is a dynamic, active organization bound for the future. The dominate collegiate lettering articulates a focus on education and student leadership. The logo is red, the color of the rose as a sign of strength. The swooping arrow arch is a common motif in today's designs and definitely embodies an active organization that moves toward new arenas.

    Red Rose

    Flower: Red Rose
    The red rose symbolizes a desire for beauty in everyday living, a quality FCCLA instills in its members.

    Motto: Toward New Horizons
    This motto best fits the organization because it is our focus behind everything we teach, to keep trying for something new and better.

    Who is eligible?
    Students enrolled in a Family and Consumer Science class will have the opportunity to join  FCCLA. This is the chapter organization for Family and Consumer Science and is recognized throughout the nation for leadership and community service opportunities.  Any student who is taking, or has been enrolled in a Family and Consumer Science class in the past, is eligible to join FCCLA until graduation from High School.
    Annual Dues:  $16.00 

Last Modified on August 28, 2013