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Building Skills For Life    

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

FCCLA is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus!

     FCCLA is a nonprofit national vocational student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.

     Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 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 sciences education.


FCCLA has a national membership of nearly 222,000 young men and women in nearly 8,000 local chapters. There are 53 state associations including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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
  • vocational preparation


     The �KARP� has been a regular FCCLA speaker for many years, speaking at both state and regional conferences  -- one year back in the days of FHA-HERO The Karp was blessed to speak at all the regional Cluster Meetings!


Discover A Powerful FCCLA Speaker:  "THE KARP"

"Your giving heart and undying work ethic is to be commended. You were very well recieved by each student and advisor that was lucky enough to hear your powerful message. You truly make me look great, and I thank you. ... You are moving mountains and changing lives. Keep up the great work!" Mark Bost, Michigan FCCLA State Dirctor 4/12/2000

     FCCLA focus on a variety of youth concerns that Michael Scott Karpovich is an expert on, including  discovering resiliancy, violence prevention, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse,teen violence and career exploration. 

After Michael keynoted all the CLUSTER MEETINGS 

Betty Ford of the national office in Reston Virginia said "Michael is one of my two favorite speakers ... since I first began woking with FHA-HERO (FCCLA)" 

Family, Career and Community
Leaders of America, Inc.

1910 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20791-1584
(703) 476-4900
FAX (703)860-2713
Email: natlhdqtrs@fcclainc.org
Homepage: www.fcclainc.org
Executive Director: Alan T. Rains, Jr.

FCCLA MICHIGAN PHOTOS when KARP spoke at the 2000 Convention CLICK HERE!

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  1. to strengthen the function of the family as a unit of society
  2. to provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
  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