Who is eligible to be a member of FCCLA? Any student who has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences, or as determined by the state department of education, middle school through grade 12 is eligible for active membership in an organized chapter within their school. Once the state and national dues are paid, the student will be an official affiliated member. Teachers can join FCCLA, too! Teachers certified to teach Family and Consumer Sciences Education, or as determined by the state department of education, can serve as the FCCLA chapter adviser. Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America provides a wealth of benefits for your students, Family and Consumer Sciences program, school, community, and your own professional development. New advisers find that FCCLA offers a broad spectrum of program choices. The word “choices” is the key to survival and success. Remember: you don’t have to do it all! FCCLA offers a variety of national programs and events to help increase the effectiveness of your Family and Consumer Sciences program and motivates students. During your chapter’s first years, guide members toward the programs that seem to best serve your local community needs. As members gain experience and build a tradition of chapter success, they will be ready to branch out into additional programs and events.
Affiliation: Members can be affiliated year round up until May 31st! National Dues: $9.00 per member State Dues: $7.00 per member Middle-Level National Dues: $250 Middle-Level State Dues: $300 Middle schools can affiliate all students in their FACS classes for a set cost which is equal to paying for 50 members. If you have less than 50 middle school members to affiliate then you should affiliate normally. The National Office has a minimum of 12 members or $108 plus and adviser fee of $9
As a way to increase membership across our state, FL FCCLA has launched our “Recruit your Team” membership campaign. Included in the campaign are the tools and resources necessary to grow FCCLA membership in your school or district. We encourage each chapter to use these resources to encourage students to join FCCLA in an existing chapter, or start a new chapter. Chapters will be recognized at the State Leadership Conference for their work in increasing membership, and the chapter with the largest growth in membership will receive an award for their accomplishment.