Ohio FCCLA Association

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit Career Technical Student Organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education, Hospitality and Tourism, and Education and Training career fields in grades 7 through 12. The Ohio FCCLA charter was granted on January 14, 1946, with the first annual conference held on April 13, 1946 at The Ohio State University campus. Ohio has 7,500 affiliated middle school and high school students and is the 6th largest delegation in the nation. FCCLA is the only Career Technical Student Organization with career in its name.

Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life that include goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication which are necessary in the home and workplace. Individual and chapter projects include focus on career preparation and professional skills.

National FCCLA Association

Today over 160,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in 49 states, in addition to 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. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a different in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

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 occupations

Creed

We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
We face the future with warm courage and high hope.
For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values.
For we are the builders of homes,
Homes for America’s future,
Homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair,
Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams.
We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
We face the future with warm courage and high hope.

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.

Motto:

Toward New Horizons