MISSION

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

PURPOSES

  • to provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
  • to strengthen the function of the family as a 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 decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
  • to prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today’s society
  • to promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

FCCLA

  • is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus
  • is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that functions as an integral part of the family and consumer sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system
  • provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels

MEMBERSHIP

FCCLA has a national membership of nearly 160,000 young men and women in nearly 7,100 local chapters. There are 48 state associations including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth. Former members are eligible to become members of Alumni & Associates.

GOVERNANCE

Ten national officers (students) are elected by the voting delegates at the annual National Leadership Conference and together make up the National Executive Council.

The National Board of Directors is composed of adult representatives from education and business and four youth representatives.

State officers (students) are elected at the State Leadership Conference by local chapters. The Colorado FCCLA State Association is under the direction of Family and Consumer Sciences Education staff. Colorado’s State FCCLA Adviser is Robert Van Dyke. The chapter advisers are Family and Consumer Sciences teachers.

FINANCIAL & COOPERATIVE SUPPORT

FCCLA is supported primarily by student membership dues. Additional funds are raised from individuals, corporations, and foundations. FCCLA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

COLORADO FCCLA PUBLICATIONS

Colorado Comments, the official newsletter of Colorado FCCLA, is published twice (Fall and Winter) during the school year and distributed to affiliated Colorado members.

NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Teen Times, the official magazine of FCCLA, is published quarterly during the school year and distributed to affiliated members. The national staff also publishes a variety of other resource materials for members and adult leaders. A free publication catalog is available upon request.

Yearly Reports

2015-2016 Yearly Report

2014-2015 Yearly Report

2013-2014 Yearly Report

Colorado FCCLA Song

I’m Colorado born and Colorado bred and when I die,
I’ll be Colorado dead!
So ra ra Colorado
ra ra Colorado
Ra ra that dear old state of mine.
I’ve traveled east and I’ve traveled west
and now I know that Colorado’s best!
So ra ra Colorado
ra ra Colorado
Ra ra that dear old state of mine.