Family Career and Community Leaders of America
Mission: To promote growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Focusiing on the miltiple 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
- Vocational Preparation
1. To provide opportunities for personal development and life preparation for adult life.
2. To strengthen the fuction 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 militiple roles of men and women in today’s society.
8. To promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations
The club that is associated with Teen Living is FCCLA. This stands for Family Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA 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. This club helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities. I am the sponsorer of this club and we will have meetings after school once a month. The membership fee is $5. If your child becomes a member, he or she may have the opportunity to compete at the regional and state level. Regionals are located at Carson Newman College in Jefferson City TN and State Competitions are in Nashville at the Opryland hotel. Competitions include public speaking and making presentations on various topics such as leadership, community service projects, interior design, careers and interviewing. I will be available to work with your child before or after school if he or she is interested in competition. Students benefit greatly through gaining public speaking skills, traveling to different parts of the state, and if they succeed to maximum level, scholarships are available. Please consider your child to become a member of FCCLA.
Meetings will be held in Room 200 on one to two Wednesdays out of each month. This year we will be working with the Salvation Army around Thanksgiving, Making Cristmas Cards for local nursing homes, Making pillows for patriots that will go to our soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, cutting box tops for education, and fundraisers for students who will be traveling to FCCLA state conference in April.
Sponsor: Elizabeth Stooksbury