FCCLA Chapter Advisers and Potential Advisers
Thanks to those of you that have FCCLA Chapters for providing leadership opportunities for your students. We realize not all of you have chapters and we encourage you to speak to another FCCLA Chapter Adviser or a State Officer about the leadership opportunities for FCCLA members in your schools and communities.
FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences Education classes. Family and Consumer Science courses include, but are not limited to: Nutrition and Wellness, Food Science, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Culinary Arts, Catering, Child and Adolescent Development, Relationships, and Life Management.
Everyone is part of a family, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 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 227,000 members in 7,100 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For the 2012– 2013 school year, Colorado was recognized for increasing membership to 2,466 in 140 chapters.
Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, career explorations, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, and teen violence. 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 workplace, home, and global marketplace.
Robert Van Dyke, FCCLA State Adviser, 720-858-2330.