Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) develops leaders

Chenoa Littlewolf, reporter

Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a program that helps young men and women become leaders and develop leadership skills. To join you must have taken at least one course of family and consumer sciences, which was a required class in middle school. The club was first founded in 1945. The club is available for anyone up to grade 12.

FCCLA lets you figure out your own interests, hobbies, and strengths, and build your own leadership experience. FCCLA helps you prepare life after graduation and to help your community. Members benefit from leadership training, career and technology development, and family and community involvement.

FCCLA is a national club. It has 5,000 chapters across the nation. More than 200,000 members have joined the FCCLA official membership roll through the FCCLA website.

You can join FCCLA by talking to anyone who is already in FCCLA for more information or talk directly to Ms. Brooks, the Memorial culinary teacher.