What is Arkansas FCCLA?
It is the Ultimate Leadership Experience! The Arkansas FCCLA Association is a state affiliate of the national organization of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc.
FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that is dedicated to equipping young men and women to become leaders while making a difference in the lives of families, careers, and communities across the nation by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education.
Since 1945, more than 9 million youth have been influenced by this dynamic organization. Even today, more than 220,000 members in nearly 7,000 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, serving as a living testimony of this organization's impact. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen violence, family relationships, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, parenting, substance abuse, environment, nutrition and fitness, and career exploration.
Who Can Join FCCLA?
Any student through grade 12 who is taking or has taken a family and consumer sciences course is eligible to join. In Arkansas alone, there are more than 11,500 students in nearly 350 chapters who are expanding their leadership potential and developing skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication.
I Am a Member of Arkansas FCCLA. Now What?
Be part of it! Don't just sit on the sidelines and watch others make a difference in themselves and their community. Get in on the action. Participate in one of FCCLA's national programs like STAR Events and earn recognition by competing at local, district, state, and even national levels. Or, develop a community service project that improves the quality of life in your community. Attend the state convention, national meeting, or cluster meeting to get great ideas about how to improve yourself, meet new friends, and simply have fun. The opportunities are endless. All you need to do is jump in.