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Facts

The Name

The name FCCLA is an acronym which stands for Family Career & Community Leaders of America .

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today over 160,000 members in more than 5,400 chapters are active in a network of associations in 48 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. 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 Club

The club, FCCLA, here at Wilcox falls under FCCLA California which is part of FCCLA; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

Purposes

  1. To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
  2. To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society
  3. To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community
  4. To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony
  5. To promote greater understanding between youth and adults
  6. To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
  7. To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society
  8. To promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupation

Our Goals

Our Goals for Wilcox High School FHA-Hero Chapter is to provide the club members with many opportunities for the members to benefit the skills and knowledge they gain to use them in their careers, family and community. 

Some of the goals and key tasks we focus on are:

To build leadership skills

To encourage members to participate in the community

Encourage individual and group activities 

Apply Skills learned in Curriculum

Gain Skills for Life