Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a career and technical student organization for middle and high school students that functions within Family and Consumer Science Education curriculum and promotes related occupations. The organization has shifted its focus on gender roles and domestic skills and now includes both young women and men and encourages all members to prepare for leadership and success in their homes, communities, and businesses.

Leaders, Not Homemakers

Founded in 1945 as the Future Homemakers of America, a sister organization to Future Farmers of America, the group changed its name in 1999. FCCLA has more than 220,000 members in about 7,500 chapters. That number has fallen significantly from its peak of over 600,000 members in the 1960s; however, the number of young ...

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