FCCLA members attend Leadership Camp in St. Joseph, Minn.
Chapter members, region officers, and state officers of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), attended the Dynamic Leadership I training recently at the College of Saint Benedict campus in St. Joseph, Minn. Attendees discovered their roles as an officer, learned about FCCLA’s national programs, enjoyed networking together, and gained valuable leadership skills.
“Superheroes” was the theme for this year’s youth leadership training. Encouraging members to exceed expectations and become superheroes in their own chapters and communities. Officers were assigned to design creative workshops on FCCLA National Programs and preparing for a factual knowledge test of FCCLA, prior to the Leadership Training. Knowledge and new ideas students gained throughout the training through workshops and speakers will be implemented in their chapter and region levels statewide; the FCCLA region officers also worked to plan their fall conferences and local chapter activities throughout the upcoming school year.
Region officers, State peer educators, Junior High Council members and chapter leaders attended Dynamic Leadership I lead by the State Executive Council. FCCLA Region 6 Treasurer, Kayla Hanson was one of the youth leaders that attended this training. Kayla worked with the Region 6 Officer team to plan the fall conference which will be held at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary and High School on Oct. 8.
Hope Norenberg serves as the MN FCCLA vice president of public relations. She participated in the training of the region officers from all of the regions throughout the state. She also presented public relations ideas for national FCCLA week to all of the FCCLA advisers in attendance.
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. FCCLA has over 190,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members.
It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities. Out of 87,994 students from across the country, 55% of students believe that FCCLA has a positive impact on their academic performance.