FCCLA Stands for… Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America What is FCCLA? •An organization for teens •Males and females can join •Nationally recognized •Members are or have been enrolled in family and Consumer Science courses Colors Red: Stands for Strength, Courage and determination White: symbolizes sincerity of purpose and integrity of action Flower Red Rose: because it gives joy through its beauty and fragrance, symbolizes a desire for beauty in everyday living How long has FCCLA been around? •Was known as Future Homemakers of America (FHA) from 1945-1999 •Named changed in 1999 to FCCLA FCCLA’s Mission 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 communications, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Creed We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We face the future with warm courage and high hope. For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values. For we are the builders of homes, Homes for America’s future, Homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair, Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams. We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We face the future with warm courage and high hope. Purposes 1. To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life. 2. To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society. 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 education and related occupations. Why FCCLA? • College and career preparation including scholarship opportunities • Develops personal leadership skills • Allows students to have a voice in their families and communities • Recognizes youth achievement through awards • Travel • Competitions • Strengthen home and family life • Prepare for community living as responsible citizens • Experience the connection between career and technical and academic skills • Improve self-esteem • Practice creative and critical thinking Why FCCLA (continued)? • Understand yourself and your relationships with others • Develop a personal leadership style • Identify concerns, make decisions, and carry out activities • Experience the satisfaction of helping others • Observe Family and Consumer Sciences-related careers • Build supportive relationships with teachers in a less formal atmosphere • Achieve established performance standards and competencies Organizational Structure •National Level: 4 regions, Missouri is the Central region, National officers and staff •State Officers: State officers and staff in each state •Regional level: 14 regions in Missouri, Bowling Green is in region 4 •Local chapter: BGHS! •Caleb Heron Chillicothe High School elected national officer for 2012-2013 National Programs FCCLA provides a menu of programs with ready-to-use materials to guide students through creating and carrying out projects. The national programs encourage members to enhance their personal growth and leadership development skills. As students plan projects and execute ideas, they experience the satisfaction of making a difference in their own lives, their families, their schools, and their communities. Dynamic Leadership A national program that helps young people build leadership skills. It provides information, activities, and project ideas to help young people learn about leadership; recognize the lifelong benefits of leadership skills, practice leadership skills through FCCLA involvement and become strong leaders for families, careers, and communities. Dynamic Leadership interacts with other national programs. Career Connection A national program that guides students to link their options and skills for success in their families, careers, and communities. In conjunction with the Career Connection national program, Leaders at Work recognizes FCCLA members who create projects to strengthen leadership skills on the job. Community Service A national program that guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Families First A national peer education program through which students gain a better understanding of how families work and learn skills to become strong family members. In conjunction with Families First, Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-tosix weeks as an exchange student. This scholarship is funded by the Kikkoman Corporation and administered by Youth For Understanding-USA. Scholarships are worth more than $6,995 each. FACTS—Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety A national program through which students strive to save lives by educating adults and young people about traffic safety and supporting enforcement of local rules and regulations regarding community traffic safety. Financial Fitness A national peer education program that involves students teaching one another how to make, save, and spend money wisely. Power of One A national program designed to help students find and use their personal power. Members set their own goals, work to achieve them, and enjoy the results. STOP the Violence—Students Taking on Prevention A national peer education program that empowers students with attitudes, skills, and resources in order to recognize, report, and reduce youth violence. Student Body A national peer education program that helps young people learn to eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices. Competitive Events Involvement in FCCLA’s competitive events offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop the skills for life necessary in families, communities, and workplaces. Members can demonstrate family and consumer sciences skills, career skills, and interpersonal skills. • STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) • Online STAR Events • Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl • FACS Skill Demonstration Events • FCCLA Contests STAR Events—Students Taking Action with Recognition Competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events Competitions Advocacy* Applied Technology Career Investigation Chapter Service Project Display Chapter Service Project Manual Chapter Showcase Display Chapter Showcase Manual Culinary Arts* Early Childhood* Entrepreneurship Environmental Ambassador Fashion Construction Fashion Design Focus on Children Food Innovations Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Illustrated Talk Interior Design Interpersonal Communications Job Interview Leadership Life Event Planning National Programs in Action Nutrition and Wellness Parliamentary Procedure Promote and Publicize FCCLA! Recycle and Redesign Teach and Train* Online STAR Events: • Digital Stories for Change • Virtual Poster • “No Kid Hungry” National Outreach Project (*Events offered to Postsecondary Membership) Skill Demonstration Events • Culinary Food Art • Culinary Knife Skills • Impromptu Speaking National Cluster Meetings National Cluster Meetings, held in November, provide an opportunity for students and advisers to come together to expand leadership skills, explore pathways, and discover new ways to put FCCLA’s national programs into action. National Leadership Conference Gather together with more than 5,000 students and advisers to elect the new National Executive Council, participate in competitive events, attend dynamic general sessions, and explore ways to enhance leadership skills in family, career, and community. Areas of Involvement 1. Fundraising: How can we raise money for service projects, trips etc. 2. Social Activities: What can we do to have fun together and get to know each other better? 3. Community Service: What can we do for the Bowling green community? 4. School Service: How can we make BGHS a better place? 5. Field trips & Guest Speakers: Where can we go to learn more about what we study in class? 6. Public Relations: What can we do to tell people what we are doing in FCCLA? Contact Information Navigate the national website to find contact information for national staff and National Executive Council members. Use the membership map to locate state association office and state adviser contact information. For Membership Information Contact: Marketing & Membership Manager Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. 1910 Association Drive Reston, VA 20191 Phone (703) 476-4900 Fax (703) 860-2713 [email protected] FCCLA Advisers Use this slide to add additional information, personalize this presentation, and provide chapter contact information.