Publications available to Georgia FCCLA members are Teen Times, the official national magazine, and Georgia News, the official newspaper for Georgia FCCLA members.
FCCLA - Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, founded in 1945, is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer science education. In the 2019-2020 school year, Georgia FCCLA had 30,177 members in 297 chapters.
Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, inter-generational communication and career education.
Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life - planning, goal setting, and problem solving.
Strategic Goals: Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recognizes opportunities to grow and maintain its elite status as one of the largest FCCLA associations in the United States. Five goals are listed HERE for continuous evaluation through 2021.
An executive director leads the organization and heads a national staff that gives direction to and carries out programs, communications, membership services and financial management.
Ten national officers (students) are elected by the voting delegates at the National Leadership meeting 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 associations and local chapters elect their own youth officers. State programs come under the supervision of family and consumer education staff. Chapter advisors are family and consumer science teachers.
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 & Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Communication, Practical Knowledge & Career Preparation.
Toward New Horizons
Our Colors are red and white. Red symbolizes strength, courage, and determination; personal qualities leading to happiness through a positive self-image. White symbolizes sincerity of purpose and integrity of action; qualities that help individuals build a better tomorrow.
Our Logo: As the millennium turns, so does the version of the FCCLA logo. This futuristic logo may not hold the traditions of the past logo, but it shows that FCCLA is a dynamic, active organization bound for the future. The dominate collegiate lettering articulates a focus on education and student leadership. The logo is red, the color of the rose as a sign of strength. The swooping arrow arch is a common motif in today's designs and definitely embodies an active organization that moves toward new arenas. With it's space-like feel, this logo is sure to last through the next fifty years, but will always be linked to the time when FHA at the turn of the century changed to FCCLA.
The Red Rose represents the organization because it gives joy through its beauty and fragrance. It symbolizes a desire for beauty in everyday living.
FCCLA is the only in school student organization with the family as its central focus.
FCCLA is a career and technical education student organization that functions as an integral part of the family and consumer science education curriculum and operates within the school system.
FCCLA provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels.