Your student, is currently enrolled in the family and consumer sciences course. Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students for family and work life and helps them learn to balance their roles and responsibilities.
Leadership development is an important part of the family and consumer sciences curriculum, because young people need leadership skills to succeed in the workplace and in the home. Your student will participate in an in-class chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). FCCLA builds leaders for healthy families, successful careers and strong communities. It 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.
All students will participate in in-class FCCLA projects. Many of these activities will also take students beyond the classroom through assignments and/or service projects in the community. These projects and activities are an important part of your student’s total learning experience. Your student will be encouraged, but not required, to pay dues and become an affiliated FCCLA member.
Paying dues opens a wide variety of opportunities and offers the pride of belonging to an important national organization. FCCLA opportunities and advantages include leadership development, community service, recognition, travel and expanded learning. In the past, members of Wake County Middle School's FCCLA chapters have won numerous awards and attended state and national meetings. These experiences expanded students' school-based learning experiences, and we are delighted to be able to offer similar benefits to your child.
I believe FCCLA can be of benefit for every student. The dues are $15 for the entire school year—that is less than $2 per month. Affiliated membership includes local, state and national affiliation, and a subscription to Teen Times magazine. Please support your student's efforts in this area.
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to call your child’s FACS teacher at (919) 466-4377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . We hope we will have future opportunities to speak and work together to support your student's school, family, career and community success.
Mrs. Pauline Gilmore
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
East Cary Middle School FCCLA Adviser