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FCCLA

Advisor: Barb Spilde



 

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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 of FCCLA
1. To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life. 
2. To strengthen the function of the family as the basic unit of society.               
3. To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and family.     
4. To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global            
cooperation and harmony.
5. To institute greater understanding between youth and adults.                         
6. To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibility.     
7. To prepare for multiple roles of men and women in today's society.                   
8. To develop interest in family and consumer sciences, family and consumer         
sciences careers and related occupations.

Star Events
*Illustrated Talks-Many Categories
*Applied Technology
*Chapter Service
*Chapter Showcase
*Entrepreneurship
*Focus on Children
*Interpersonal Communications
*Job Interview
*National Programs in Action
*Career Investigations
*Parliamentary Procedure
See your advisor for more events and specific rules in the Minnesota and National FCCLA STAR Event Handbooks!

Stop The Violence
You can be part of the STOP the Violence program-- Students Taking on Prevention
STOP the Violence is a peer-to-peer outreach initiative that empowers young people to recognize, report, and reduce violence in their area.
With the right attitudes, skills and resources, you can make your school and neighborhood safer.

Power Of One
Each of us has the POWER to fulfill our dreams. It only takes one person to make a wish come true. That person is YOU! By completing one or more of the five project areas, you can use your power, set goals, and join the "Power Builders." Get started TODAY!
Power of One modules:
*A better you
*Family ties
*Working on working
*Take the lead
*Speak out for FCCLA
A national peer education program that helps students help each other!
youth gain better understanding of how families work and learn skills to become strong family members.

 

Families First
Why use Families First?
·Strengthens families and communities
·Motivates students to work together
·Stronger leaders for today and tomorrow
Modules:
·Families Today - understand and celebrate families
·You-Me-Us - Strengthen Family Relationships
·Meet the Challenge - Overcome obsticles together
·Balancing Family and Career - Manage multiple responsibilities
·Parent Practice - Learn to nurture children

Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS)
a national peer education program through which students strive to save lives educating adaults and youth about traffic safety and supporting enforcement of local rules and regulations regarding community traffic safety.

FACTS Topic Areas:
Think Smart:
promote attitudes and provide events that keep young people from driving while under the influence of alcahol and other drugs.
Buckle Up: promote the benefits and safe use of seat belts, child safety seats, booster seats, and air bags.
Arrive Alive: promote the importance of safe driving habits, especially for less-experienced drivers.
Speak Up: Promote the empowerment of teens to speak up for their safety.
Bridge the Gap: Promote conversation and training for parents of teens as they work together to enhance traffic safety.

Japanese Exchange Program
extension of the Families First National Program.
The Japanese Exchange scholarship opportunity for fourteen FCCLA members to travel to japan for four  to six weeks as an exchange student. Funded by the Kikkoman Corporation.
To apply for the Japanese Exchange Scholorship the applicants birthday must fall between April 2nd, 1995 and April 2, 1998

Financial Fitness
a national peer education program involveign youth teaching one another how to make, save, and spend money wisely.
financial Fitness Units:
Banking Basics-
Concuer bank accounts, credit and investments
Cash Control-Track and plan personal spending
Making Money-Sharpen on-the-job financial fitness
Financing Your Future-Apply financial skill to real life

Student Body
a national peer education program that helps young people learn to eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices.
Student Body Focus Areas:
Eat Right:
Explore nutrition, eating disorders, healthy snacks, supplements, vegetarianism and eating habits.
Be Fit: Take action related to lifelong excercise habits
Making healthy choices: Choose a healthy lifestyle by avoiding drugs, alcahol and tobacco; manage stress in a constructive manner, build self-esteem and practice good character.

The Planning Process
the FCCLA Planning Process is a decision-making tool that supports the organization's overall philosophy about youth-centered leadership and personal growth. It can be used to determine group action in a chapter or class or to plan individual projects.
- Identify Concerns
- Set A Goal
- Form A Plan
- Act
- Follow Up

The 7-Up Challenge
The 7-up Challenge is a fun and exciting challenge developed to increase membership in all Minnesota chapters.

You can achieve the seven up challenge in one of two ways! 7-up challenge deadline is March 1st 2013
1. Increase your chapter members by seven more members from the previous years chapters
2. Have 33.3% or more of your student body involved in FCCLA-advisors must notify the state office prior to March 15th, 2013
Whats in it for your chapter?
invitation to the 7-up Highlighter party at the 2013 State conference
Chapters that retain members?
Option to purchase tickets for the 7-up Highlighter Party at State Conference for $5.00 per member. Retaining chapters must register by March 15th, 2013.


FCCLA Colors
The colors of MN FCCLA are red, white, and blue. Red suggests strength, white is the symbol of sincerity and blue suggests connectedness with family, community and the world.