Family Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a youth organization for students who are or have been enrolled in a family consumer course. It provides opportunities; for personal development and preparation for adult life, to strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society, to encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community, to encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony, to promote greater understanding between youth and adults, to provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities, to prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society, to promotes family and consumer sciences and related occupations.