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Sept/Oct 2018

Magazine for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc.

In This Issue:

Meet the New NEC

2018 – 2019 National Executive Council

Your Connection to Careers Get Involved with FCCLA National Programs

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Teen Times is the national magazine of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, a career and technical 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, or as determined by the state department of education. Josh Bowar, Editorial Consultant Emily McPike, Layout/Design


Sandy Spavone, Executive Director Nancy Bock, Director of Partnerships Marla Burk, CMP, Director of Conferences Beth Carpenter, Director of Programs Mark Hornby, CPA, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations Karen Patti, Director of Youth Leadership Christy Ronaldson, CAE, Director of Communications & Membership Christine Hollingsworth, Senior Competitive Events Manager Ana Torres, Senior Staff Accountant Charles Carson, Mailroom Manager Kelley Conners, Meetings Manager Ashley Nelson, Outreach and Professional Development Manager Caitlin Osbourne, Membership Manager Janet Ryder, Communications Manager Margaret Mainguy, Program Coordinator Jacob Smith, Partnership Coordinator Michelle Hedrick, Executive Assistant Niki Mount, Meetings Assistant Vacant, Communications and Membership Assistant

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a private, nonprofit national organization of more than 160,000 members incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia. It functions through public and private secondary school systems in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education program, providing opportunities for enriched learning. Editor’s Note: Please credit Teen Times for information you reprint, excerpt, or photocopy. Use the following statement to credit materials you use from this issue: Reprinted with permission from Teen Times, the national magazine of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Vol. 73, No. 1. Teen Times (ISSN 0735-6986) is published four times per year in September, November, January, and March by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc., 1910 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1584, (703) 476-4900. A portion of national dues pays for a one-year subscription to Teen Times. Inclusion of an advertisement does not constitute an endorsement of the advertiser’s claims, products, and services. Periodicals postage paid at Reston, VA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTERS: SEND ADDRESS CHANGES TO: Teen Times, 1910 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1584.

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Welcome to a new year with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

We are so excited to offer you many opportunities this year, and we hope you engage in all that interests you! The annual theme for this year is “Believe in Yourself.” We are proud that FCCLA is a safe place for all youth to grow, learn, and lead. I recently heard that a belief is a thought that you give conviction to, and then you turn the thought into a belief. If through your engagement in FCCLA you learn to turn your positive thoughts about yourself and your future into beliefs about yourself, we know you will grow your real world skills and leadership through FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience. Each year, we have the honor of meeting and working with amazing youth leaders like you who live and serve in communities all across our country.

We love hearing about your work and the positive impact you are having on others. I hope you reach new leadership heights! As you seek to believe in your own talents and gifts, you continue to invest in others. Your commitment and service are building a foundation for success not only for you but also for others in your family, career, and community. You are leaving an imprint everywhere you go – make sure it is a positive one! We hope to see you at conferences and see your accomplishments throughout this year. Let us know of your success, and let us know of your needs. We look forward to serving with you!

FCCLA Executive Director

Hello, FCCLA! I am beyond excited to be serving as your 2018-2019 FCCLA National President! It is such an honor to have the opportunity to lead this amazing organization, and I look forward to a great year. On behalf of the 2018-2019 National Executive Council, thank you for the confidence you have placed in us to move Family, Career and Community Leaders of America forward. Our theme for the year is “Believe in Yourself.” Each of you are leaders with great potential to accomplish great things. Take this year to dive into the opportunities FCCLA offers you as you lead others, strengthen your own skills, discover your career path, serve in your communities, and prepare for your future. I challenge you to share examples that illustrate how you believe in yourself and others. Please post your “un-believe-able” experiences and tag the NEC on social media. The National Executive Council would love to hear from you! I hope you consider participating in our national meetings this year, where you will have the opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills and share your FCCLA pride. Be your best you by carrying out a national program or Competitive Event project this year. Believe in the power of FCCLA to make the “unbelievable” believable memories. Believe that nothing is impossible when we work together. Believe in Yourself! Believe in FCCLA!

FCCLA National President

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national nonprofit student organization that helps youth develop leadership and workplace skills to prepare for both college and careers through peer-to-peer education, community engagement, and the application of skills learned in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classroom.


Students through career exploration and leadership development Teachers to support FCS education Business and industry leaders to enhance opportunities for members


Balance career and family responsibilities Develop leadership skills Practice STEM skills Build technical skills in Family and Consumer Sciences related careers

KEY DATA 160,000+ members annually

6,600+ Family and Consumer Sciences advisers


chapters across the nation


attendees and 4,500+ Competitive Event participants at national events annually


U.S. citizens on average are reached annually through community service and youth-led projects

$1.3 Million+


Developing teamwork, creativity, leadership, responsibility, and time management skills Practicing and demonstrating technical skills for FCSrelated careers Learning directly from industry professionals Exploring opportunities to practice and develop these skills

in scholarships and awards provided annually


of FCCLA members have a 3.0 or higher GPA


of FCCLA members take advanced courses

65% Citation: My College Options®/FCCLA research study (2017). National sample includes 34,746 high school FCS students and 908 FCS educators.

of FCS teachers believe FCCLA has made teaching more meaningful and engaging to students

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Youth Leaders

Kennedy Strickler

Kiran Kumaranayakam

Age: 16 | Grade: 11 | State: VA Adviser: Bobbi Comer Random Fact: I have had perfect attendance every year since preschool.

Age: 16 | Grade: 12 | State: NJ Adviser: Sandra Ledda Random Fact: I have been to ten different countries.

National Vice President of Competitive Events

National President

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you?

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you?

I joined FCCLA to help me get more involved in my community, and that’s exactly what I did. I became a part of many community service projects through my chapter that taught me how to communicate with others and become a leader. FCCLA has also taught me how to speak in front of crowds confidently and how to be a leader and a team player all at the same time.

Seeing the amount of excitement and innovative activities my peers were a part of gave me a bigger interest in joining this organization. I joined FCCLA when I was in middle school because many of my friends were members, and I hoped to develop skills that would drive me to become morally, educationally, and socially mature. FCCLA has done so much of what I hoped for and even more. It changed the person I was and made me want to better myself.

Avery Hurst

Rafael Bitanga

Age: 17 | Grade: 12 | State: GA Adviser: Renee Roberson Random Fact: I’ve recently become obsessed with baking cupcakes and Georgetown Cupcakes in general.

Age: 18 | Grade: 12 | State: AK Adviser: Darcy Glagolich Random Fact: I am trilingual, and I play the cello.

National First Vice President

National Vice President of Development

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you?

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you?

I joined FCCLA in the sixth grade, mainly because my older sister was already involved. At the time, I was very shy and lacked a lot of selfconfidence. Throughout my FCCLA journey, I learned how to speak up for myself and how to act in a professional manner. FCCLA also provided me with a passion and has prepared me to put my passion into action. Through involvement in FCCLA and by completing various competitions, I also discovered what I want my career pathway to be, something I didn’t even think about a few years ago.

FCCLA in my community is mainly known as a catering club, and when I was in the fourth grade, I helped out with a soup festival. Little did I know that the students who prepared the festival were FCCLA members. Ever since the fourth grade, I would encounter FCCLA members catering events or assisting at other community activities. Seeing the past members’ actions inspired me to participate in FCCLA and through my involvement, I found joy in cooking. Joining FCCLA has paved a path for me to pursue a career in the food industry.

Bella Cutruzzula

National Vice President of Community Service Age: 17 | Grade: 12 | State: OK Adviser: Brooke Kusch Random Fact: I’m both Italian and Vietnamese.

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you? I joined FCCLA because I got to see what an amazing time my older friends had in this organization. They shared with me all the leadership skills they gained, the friendships they made, and the places they traveled. I knew I had to join so I could have the same experiences and opportunities. The skills I have gained from FCCLA will not only help me in my life now, but also in my future. Without FCCLA, I would not be the person I am today, and I’m so thankful I made the choice to join the Ultimate Leadership Experience.

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Favorite Performers

Favorite TV Shows

Coldplay Vance Joy John Mayer Ed Sheeran Maroon 5 The Beatles Lady Gaga Michael Jackson Post Malone

The Office Grey’s Anatomy Band of Brothers Riverdale Gilmore Girls Friends Finding Carter

Dream Job U.S. Diplomat FDA Administrator Pediatrician Marine Corps Lawyer

Film Producer Travel Show Host Journalist FBI Agent Restaurant Owner

Youth Leaders

Julia Peake

National Vice President of Finance Age: 17 | Grade: 12 | State: GA Adviser: Vickie Rundbaken Random Fact: I own a film production company.

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you? I first joined FCCLA through a push from my adviser and a young, blind determination to become “successful,” but I soon realized that FCCLA provides more than just my definition of “success.” Over the past four years, FCCLA has taught me what it means to be a proper student, a community member, and, most importantly, a kind and optimistic leader. This organization has not only inspired my future career choice, but it has also given me the tools and steps I need to succeed. For that, I’ll be forever grateful.

Amitoj Kaur

National Vice President of Membership Age: 18 | Grade: 12 | State: OH Adviser: Ann Roberts Random Fact: I can speak 4 languages: Punjabi, Hindi, English, and some Spanish.

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you? Originally, I joined FCCLA because I immediately knew it would impress college officials and make me a better leader. Yet, the moment I walked into my first FCCLA event, I knew it was something beyond that. I felt an immediate sense of belonging, as if I had finally found my family. FCCLA has shown me my passions, has ignited a fire of service, and has bettered me as a leader, and for that, I am forever indebted to FCCLA.

Garrett McAllister

Hannah Little

Age: 17 | Grade: 12 | State: TX Adviser: Tonya Parsons Random Fact: I have five siblings, only one being a brother.

Age: 17 | Grade: 12 | State: TX Adviser: Dede Cunningham Random Fact: I play the flute and the piccolo.

National Vice President of Parliamentary Law

National Vice President of Public Relations

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you?

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you?

I initially joined FCCLA because I wanted a community service organization on my college resume and because I wanted scholarships. However, over the past five years, FCCLA has developed me into a better leader, primarily through strengthening my communication and sociability skills. Ultimately, it has given me an opportunity to better myself and to create a vast network of contacts.

I joined FCCLA because all of my friends told me that they get to travel a lot and make new friends through the organization. Shortly after joining, I realized that FCCLA didn’t just give me travel opportunities and endless friendships, but it also gave me self-confidence and leadership skills that I will use for the rest of my life. Through FCCLA, I have been inspired to be a leader and to serve others selflessly, and that is something that I will continue to do for the rest of my life.

Favorite Movies

Favorite Books/Authors

Black Panther Beauty and the Beast Free Willy Forrest Gump Grease Atlantis The Greatest Showman Intersellar Phantom of the Opera The Lucky One

Lemony Snicket Jane Eyre Love Does The Art of War The Hunger Games The Fablehaven Series John Green The Harry Potter Series Everything Everything Nicholas Sparks

Favorite Sports Volleyball Golf Basketball Swimming

Football Cheerleading Track and Field

Kylie Green

National Vice President of Programs Age: 17 | Grade: 12 | State: AR Adviser: Lori Cantrell Random Fact: I have visited 13 different states.

Why did you join FCCLA, and what has FCCLA done for you? I joined FCCLA the second I was old enough to because my grandmother was an adviser and I had been traveling with her for years. FCCLA has given me confidence, life skills, career preparation, leadership roles, traveling and networking opportunities, and much more.

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Youth Leaders

FCCLA Finance Report Tate and Tryon performed an audit over the financial statement of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), which is comprised of the balance sheet as of August 31, 2017, the related statement of activities and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes to the financial statement. This audit was performed in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). FCCLA received an unmodified opinion, which is the desired opinion, meaning that the financial statements are fairly presented and free of material misstatements. For the year ended August 31, 2017, FCCLA recorded a net surplus of $861,364, comprised of revenue and expenses of $5,413,951 and $4,552,587, respectively. Total assets increased by $927,607 to $4,875,551, led by a $1,505,466 increase in investments and offset by a $287,781 decrease in cash and cash equivalents, as compared to August 31, 2016. Liabilities increased by $66,580 to $380,976, led by a $115,915 increase in accounts payable, as compared to August 31, 2016. This increase was offset by a $53,085 decrease in deferred revenue, which represents funds received, but not yet earned, due to FCCLA not fulfilling their obligations at that point in time.






2018-2019 Events & Deadlines

MARCH 2019


05 08-10 18


• Newcomers Scholarship Deadline


• Capitol Leadership: Washington, D.C. • National Affiliation Deadline to Compete at the 2018 National Cluster Meetings

• Fall Affiliation Deadline • National Cluster Meeting: Louisville, KY


• National Cluster Meeting: Phoenix, AZ

APRIL 2019 01

DECEMBER 2018 01

• Japanese Exchange Scholarship Applications Due


• Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Reports Due, Contest Ends

JANUARY 2019 01-31

• FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl Level II Online “Second Chance” Qualification Testing • Participate in Membership Madness


• 2019 Summer Intern Applications Due


• Safe Rides - Save Lives PSA Contest Entries Due

FEBRUARY 2019 01 11-15

06 15

National FCCLA Week: Believe in Yourself Monday, 2/11 – Be Spirited Tuesday, 2/12 – Be Confident Wednesday, 2/13 – Be Prepared Thursday, 2/14 – Be a Friend Friday, 2/15– Be You in Red

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Adult Award Application Deadline: Alumni Achievement National Distinguished Service National Honorary Member National School Administrator State Adviser of the Year National STAR Events Volunteer Awards Application Due Membership Campaign Award Submission Due Adviser Award Application Deadline: Adviser Mentor Educated Adviser Master Adviser Spirit of Advising Outstanding Media Award & Chapter Public Relations Award Applications Due


03 31

August/September – Membership Recruitment #JoinFCCLA October – Kindness Matters #FCCLAcares November – Service #FCCLAgives December – Family #FCCLAfamily January – Career #FCCLAcareers February – Discover #DiscoverFCCLA March – Health & Wellness #FCCLAgetshealthy April – Financial Literacy #FCCLAfinance May – Teen Traffic Safety #FCCLAroadsafety June/July – Connect #FCCLAconnects

2018 2019


OCT Kindness Matters #FCCLAcares


• Lead2Feed Deadline

Service #FCCLAgives

• National Officer Candidate Intent to Run Form Due


MAY 2019

• Affiliation and Registration Deadline for Online Level 1 STAR Events •

National FCCLA has prepared a 2018-2019 Communications Calendar to help chapters nationwide to promote messaging around a monthly theme. Look for the Communications Calendar in your classroom this year, and believe that your chapter can make a difference!

• Program Award Applications Due • Scholarship Applications Due: Beth Middleton Memorial Coleene Jossy Memorial Fund Frank W.H. Fort Civic Engagement/Leadership National Technical Honor Society Raye Virginia Allen State President’s • National Leadership Conference Workshop Proposal Submissions Due



Meetings & Events

• • •

Family #FCCLAfamily

Board Nominations Due: Business & Industry Occupational Chapter Adviser National Officer Candidate Application Due 2019-2020 State Officer Directory Due

• Adviser Academy Applications Due • Competitive Events Advisory Team Nominations Due • Spring Final Affiliation Deadline

JAN Career #FCCLAcareers

FCCLA encourages you to Believe in Yourself as you explore exciting new career pathways. Share your stories and encourage others to #JoinFCCLA as they begin the new school year.

Kindness matters every day. By Believing in Yourself and being kind to others, you can make a difference in their lives and your own. Show others that #FCCLAcares and inspire them through random acts of kindness, community service or educational activities.

Believe that you have the power to change lives. Servant leadership can make a difference in the life of an individual and impact those in a community. #FCCLAgives by identifying and meeting needs that will help others.

Your FCCLA Family believes in you and supports your journey. Encourage others to celebrate time spent with family members, friends, and #FCCLAfamily.

Believe the future is yours. Prepare by exploring FCS Career Pathways and utilizing all that FCCLA has to offer members. Participate in Competitive Events, National Programs, attend workshops, obtain leadership training and explore #FCCLAcareers to help you reach your goals. Use this month to make your plans and prepare for FCCLA week.

Discover #DiscoverFCCLA


Health & Wellness #FCCLAgetshealthy

APR Financial Literacy #FCCLAfinance

MAY Teen Traffic Safety #FCCLAroadsafety

JUNE JULY Connect #FCCLAconnects

Participate in FCCLA Week and show your FCCLA spirit to encourage others to join. Celebrate how believing in yourself has helped you #CelebrateFCCLA.

#FCCLAgetshealthy by focusing on mental health and healthy nutrition. Believe you can be your best self as you strive for your goals in health and wellness. Educate others to be healthy, fit, real and resilient.

Financial literacy is the key to success in your families and future careers. Use your #FCCLAfinance knowledge to believe you can become financially fit.

Let FCCLA teen traffic safety lessons help you prepare for your time on the road this summer. Believe you can make a difference by setting an example for your peers. Take your #FCCLAroadsafety skills with you and be safe as you travel.

Be connected over the summer months with your FCCLA family. Get prepared to be yourself as #FCCLAconnects you with members, advisers, partners and friends at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA for #2019NLC.

www.fcclainc.org national@fcclainc.org

Poster included in 2018-2019 Membership Kit and available for download in the FCCLA adviser portal.

JUNE-JULY 2019 06/30 07/04 01

• National Leadership Conference: Anaheim, CA

AUGUST 2019 • Affiliation Opens

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Meetings & Events

This fall, FCCLA members and advisers are invited to attend Capitol Leadership in Washington, D.C. During Capitol Leadership, students will receive training focusing on networking, professionalism, strategic planning, and advocacy around key teencentered current issues. Students will advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career and Technical Education by showing policymakers how their support for education impacts teens in preparing to be college and career-ready.

Capitol Leadership Washington, D.C. October 8-10, 2018

An important aspect of Capitol Leadership features today’s teens meeting with their representatives to explain the importance of continued support for Family and Consumer Sciences education and address issues relevant to today’s teens. Capitol Leadership is the first of several large gatherings FCCLA will host throughout the 2018-2019 school year to provide similar opportunities to students around the nation.

“Capitol Leadership is where I decided to take the next step in my leadership journey: being able to connect with members all over the nation and advocate for what we love the most, Career Technical Education and CTSO’s! I encourage every member to attend this event. Washington, D.C., is a magical city!” – Amitoj Kaur, National Vice President of Membership

“Just like every great recipe starts with simple ingredients, every great leader starts with simple beginnings. Capitol Leadership is an essential ingredient to beginning the Ultimate Leadership Experience recipe.” – Rafael Bitanga, National Vice President of Development

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Meetings & Events

You are invited to attend a National Cluster Meeting (NCM) this fall, where you will come away with new ways to put FCCLA’s national programs to work! National Cluster Meetings provide an opportunity for members and advisers to come together to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents, and explore career pathways. National Cluster Meetings are for: Middle Level/Junior High Students Senior High Students New and Experienced Advisers Alumni & Associates Collaborative Partners

NCM Louisville, KY November 9-11, 2018

State and School Administrators Teacher Educators College Students Parents and Guests


NCM Phoenix, AZ November 16-18, 2018

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed the FCCLA 2018 Capitol Leadership and 2018 National Cluster Meetings on the National Advisory List of Contests & Activities for 2018-2019.

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Membership has its benefits! Capitol Leadership is open exclusively to 2018-2019 affiliated members. Affiliated members will also save money on registration rates for the 2018 National Cluster Meetings. Visit the FCCLA national website for more information.

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Feature Story

Career Pathways: Your Connection to Careers

Applied academic skills. Critical thinking skills. Resource management. Systems thinking. Why are these topics important? What do they have to do with FCCLA? And how do they apply to your future career? Through a survey of business and industry stakeholders, FCCLA has concluded that we most closely align to these career pathways: Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, Visual Arts and Design, and Human Services. FCCLA’s national programs and Competitive Events work together with what members learn in their Family and Consumer Sciences courses, and it all adds up to real world skills that help you to be collegeand career-ready. Let’s take a peek at how two members could use the opportunities available in FCCLA to help them develop the real world skills they need for a future of success!

A Bed and Breakfast Boost

Meet Kendra. Ever since she was a little girl, Kendra has been interested in running her own bed and breakfast. In fact, her uncle owns a bed and breakfast, and Kendra helps there sometimes on the weekends. But Kendra would like to learn more about what it really takes to run a bed and breakfast, so she decides to participate in the Entrepreneurship STAR Event. Through this event, Kendra does a lot of research about how a successful business is run, including topics such as income, expenses, marketing, customer service, personnel, and more. She creates a business plan to focus on what a business needs in today’s economy and what best practices need to be in place to really make a business thrive. Through her research, Kendra discovers that her uncle’s bed and breakfast could use some help when it comes to marketing. It’s a “best-kept secret” in their community and gets high reviews from people who stay, but not many people know about it. As part of her Entrepreneurship STAR Event, Kendra creates a small marketing campaign for the bed and breakfast. She designs a logo and creates a website. She also makes an online newsletter to distribute. Kendra shares her plans with her uncle, who then applies those ideas to his existing business. Her uncle has already reported an increase in stays! Through this experience, which real world skills has Kendra developed? Doing research has her using applied academic skills, and she developed critical thinking skills when she decided what to do to help the bed and breakfast. She also learned a lot about resource management, laws and regulations, and information use. Then she put her communication skills to the test when she created her marketing campaign. Nice work, Kendra!

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Real World Skills Through FCS Education

Feature Story

Lounging at Lunch Meet Andrew. Andrew has an eye for making interior spaces welcoming and cozy, and his friends often mention to him that he should think about a career in visual arts or design someday. As part of his Interior Design course, Andrew is learning about what it really takes to have a career in the visual arts and design industry. One day while standing in line for lunch, he notices a space right outside his school’s lunchroom that isn’t used well. It’s pretty dingy, and no one wants to be there. Andrew asks his principal if he could have the opportunity to help the school make use of the space as a place where students could eat lunch in a comfortable setting. His principal gives the green light, but Andrew must stick within a certain budget. He researches possible interior designs, selects one that he thinks will work best in the space, does some painting, and rearranges furniture. He also brings in some new pieces for the space and evaluates his work using interior design principles. Then he sits back and enjoys an improved space while eating lunch with his friends. Because of this experience, his FCS teacher and FCCLA adviser suggest he compete in the Interior Design STAR Event. Through this experience, which real world skills has Andrew developed? He had to use applied academic skills in math to figure out how to best position the furniture, and critical thinking skills when organizing and planning the room. Andrew had to make that money stretch, so he used resource management skills to ensure he made smart purchases. To start the whole project, he used systems thinking. Way to go, Andrew!

Now it’s your turn! Pick a career pathway, an FCCLA opportunity related to that career pathway, and a way that an FCCLA member could develop real world skills. Career Pathway

Related FCCLA Opportunity

Real World Skills Developed

So how will you use FCCLA opportunities to develop your real world skills? How will you get yourself on the pathway to career success? With FCCLA, the possibilities are endless! TEEN TIMES | September-October 2018





Real World Skills Through FCS Education



Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

The management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services.

Possible careers include: • Child, family, or school social worker • Director of childcare facility • School counselor • Sociologist • Social services worker • Personal or home care aide • Leisure activities counselor

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Recreation worker Consumer credit counselor Personal financial advisor Consumer goods or services retailing representative or buyer Cosmetologist, hairdresser, or hairstylist

Possible careers include: • Restaurant, food service, lounge, casino, coffee shop, or catering owner, operator, or manager • Hotel, motel, resort, or bed and breakfast owner, operator, or manager

Tour company owner, operator, or manager Meeting and convention planner Interpreter or translator Tourism and travel services marketing manager

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Planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related learning support services.

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

Possible careers include: • • • • •

Superintendent, principal, or administrator Teacher or instructor Preschool or kindergarten teacher Clinical, developmental, or social psychologist Social worker

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Counselor Teacher assistant Parent educator Child care worker Coach Recreation worker Sign language interpreter

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Stage designer Fashion/apparel designer or illustrator Interior designer

Home furnishing coordinator Textile designer or chemist Costume designer

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REAL WORLD SKILLS Individuals require many skills to be college and career ready, including academic knowledge, technical expertise, and a set of general, cross-cutting abilities called “employability skills.” • • • •

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Applied Academic Skills: Communications, Math, Science, Basic Literacy Critical Thinking Skills: Problem Solving, Organization & Planning Resource Management: Time, Money, Materials & Personnel Information Use

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Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills: Leadership, Teamwork & Negotiation Personal Qualities Systems Thinking: Teamwork & Project Management Technology Use

Partner Power

FCCLA Partnership

FCCLA partners with a wide variety of organizations, associations, universities, and corporations in the culinary arts field that share similar core values. By bringing together these industry partners, FCCLA gives students a platform to develop the skills necessary in the workplace. Check out our culinary partners in the spotlight now!

In the spotlight now…. American Culinary Federation The American Culinary Federation (ACF) is a professional organization for chefs and cooks that offers educational resources, training, apprenticeships, and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for current and future chefs and pastry chefs. ACF is the largest professional chefs organization in North America with more than 15,500 members. FCCLA partners with the American Culinary Federation to offer the Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC®) and Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook (CFPC®) exams to FCCLA Culinary Arts participants. Interested in learning more about how you can use their resources to network and enhance your culinary skills? Visit www.acfchefs.org for more information.

ServSafe ServSafe is a food safety training program developed by the National Restaurant Association that will prepare culinary educators to teach the ServSafe curriculum in their classroom. At the 2018 National Leadership Conference, FCCLA offered an 8-hour training course, a review course, and the exam for advisers, and 28 took advantage of this opportunity! For more information, visit www.Servsafe.com or email Shenige@restaurant.org.

The Art Institute With over 30 campuses across the United States, The Art Institute system of schools is a leading educator of students in culinary arts and culinary management. As a non-traditional system of schools, The Art Institutes immerse culinary students in a range of topics like classical techniques, nutrition, and world cuisine. FCCLA partners with The Art Institutes to craft the Culinary Arts STAR Event recipes, as well as to host the National Leadership Conference Culinary Arts competitions at various locations. FCCLA is proud to partner with The Art Institutes and offer over $18,000 in scholarships for Culinary Arts competitors. At FCCLA’s 2019 National Leadership Conference, The Art Institutes will be providing scholarship opportunities for the top three occupational teams in Culinary Arts. For more information about culinary programs at The Art Institutes schools, visit www.artinstitutes.edu. FCCLA is grateful for the support and generosity of the American Culinary Federation, the National Restaurant Association, and The Art Institutes. These partnerships provide resources, guidance, and support, and they assist FCCLA in continuing the tradition of providing personal growth and leadership opportunities to youth. TEEN TIMES | September-October 2018


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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate FCCLA Week

Plan to Make FCCLA Week the Best One Ever! MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Make A Plan Planning an event may seem like a lot of work, but FCCLA has made preparing for the 2019 FCCLA Week easier than ever by providing a daily theme for chapters to follow. Check out the themes to the right and work with your chapter to create a list of ideas to implement in your community each day. Don’t wait too long to make your plan! You’ll need time to prepare and carry out the rest of the items in our top five list.

Connect with Other FCCLA Chapters Want to make a big splash? Try connecting with other local FCCLA chapters to double up on your FCCLA Week efforts! Don’t have any chapters nearby? Look regionally, state-wide, or even nationally to find other chapters. Reach out to your state officers to find out how to get connected with other chapters.

Invite People Do your research and identify local leaders, business owners, community representatives, and policymakers who may be interested in your efforts. Create personalized invitations for your FCCLA Week events and try to hand deliver them if possible. Make sure to include a schedule of events so VIPs know what time to come, and be prepared for who will greet them and what you will have them do at the event if they do attend.

Be Spirited Kick off FCCLA week by encouraging your classmates to Go For the Red! Show your FCCLA spirit and promote FCCLA in your community.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Be Confident Be confident in your abilities to succeed. Share how FCCLA has prepared you for a successful future and how it has encouraged you to believe in yourself.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Be Prepared Show others how FCCLA career pathways have prepared you for your future! Take part in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day and recognize the achievements of FCS educators and programs.


Create Buzz before FCCLA Week


Once you have a plan in place, promote it! Use social media, flyers, and personal invitations to let students at your school know about the events. Network with other clubs at your school and invite them to help. Tag supporting businesses and community members on social media and let them know how excited you are to work with them. Don’t forget to create a press release about your event to get local media involved!

Be a Friend Take the time to show your appreciation for those who have supported you throughout your FCCLA journey and have encouraged you to believe in yourself. Be a friend and encourage others to do the same.

Thank Your Supporters One of the best ways you can earn continued support is to thank community members for the work they’ve done. Send thank you cards to the VIPs you invited, even if they did not attend. Report back on the success of your event and include a save-the-date for next year’s FCCLA Week. Thank your school administration, parents, teachers, and other students who helped you, and, most importantly, thank your fellow FCCLA members for a job well done!

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Be You in Red Believe in the power of red as we unite to show our FCCLA pride! Share what FCCLA red means to you and how it has given you the confidence to be you.



New Career Connection Program Overview Discover your career path with the newly updated Career Connection national program!

Project Ideas The Career Connection national program includes project ideas that will help you establish concrete real world skills.

Awards Chapters that complete a project can submit a Program Award Application to apply for a national program cash

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Discover your career with the newly upda path Career Connection ted program!

Project Ideas: The Care er Connection Program includes proje ct ideas that will help you establish concrete real-world skills. Awards: Chapters that complete a project can complete a Program Award Application to apply for a national program cash award! High School Award $1,000 Middle School Award - $1,000 Runner-Up Award - $500

My Path

Identify steps to reac career and lifestyle h goals

My Path My Career

My Life

Balance demand s of work and life

My Life

My Career

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My Skills My Skills

Link personal inte rests, skills, and goals to careers

For more information Connection program, on FCCLA’s Career visit http://fcclainc.or programs/career-conne g/ ction.php


High School Award - $1,000 Middle School Award - $1,000 Runner-Up Award - $500 Updated Units The national program has been completely updated and features these units: My Skills: Link personal interests, skills, and goals to careers

Poster included in your Teen Times mailing. Also available for download in the FCCLA Adviser portal. For more information on FCCLA’s Career Connection national program, visit fcclainc.org/programs/ career-connection.php.

My Life: Balance demands of work and life My Career: Find and land a job My Path: Identify steps to reach career and lifestyle goals

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Get Involved with FCCLA National Programs! Community Leaders Start with Community Service

Use your chapter’s unique skills and passion to serve a need in your community! Host a bake sale fundraiser, teach a computer course for the elderly, or get started with an FCCLA partner project below. Whatever the need may be, find a way to be part of the solution.

Connect Your Community with Access from AT&T

Technology has the ability to empower lives, but only for those who can connect to it. Help us spread the word about Access from AT&T, an affordable internet service available for low-income families in 21 states across the country. Sign up to host an outreach event at your next back-toschool night, football game, or other community-wide school event and FCCLA will send you a free toolkit with materials to get you started. The first 50 chapters to report their event back to National FCCLA will earn $250! This simple and effective service project is the perfect way to start the new school year. Learn how to get started at http://fcclainc.org/programs/community-service.php.

Feed the Need in Your Community with the FCCLA National Outreach Project ®

Lead2Feed, our National Outreach Project partner, is one of the nation’s leading and fastest growing free service-learning programs and encourages FCCLA chapters to “Feed the Need” in their communities. Your chapter can complete the free six or ten-week lessons and enter the Lead2Feed Challenge for a chance to win thousands of dollars to give to the charity of your choice as well as HUGE technology grants for your school! Sign up now at Lead2Feed.org.

Make a Great First Impression with Career Connection

What’s the best way to nail that big interview? Practice, practice, practice! Begin by learning all the right skills with the Career Connection program, and then put your knowledge into action by hosting an interview fair for your peers. Invite local employers to conduct mock interviews and provide constructive feedback and advice. You can even take your skills one step further by competing in the Job Interview STAR Event.

Three FACTS Competitions to Save Lives in Your Community Safe Rides – Save Lives PSA Contest

Empowered by FACTS and sponsored by the National Road Safety Foundation, the Safe Rides – Save Lives PSA contest is an opportunity for FCCLA members to create a public service announcement (PSA) encouraging their peers to make safe choices on the road. This year’s theme is focused on raising awareness of the unique dangers of driving on prom night. Entries are due by January 25, 2019.

iBuckleUp weBuckleUp Battle of the Belts Contest

Thanks to support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), FCCLA has launched the iBuckleUp weBuckleUp campaign to promote seatbelt safety in rural middle schools. Now your chapter can get involved by competing in the Battle of the Belts contest. Chapters will compete to see who can raise seat belt use the most in their communities and state. The state with the greatest increase in seat belt use during the contest period will be awarded $5,000.

FACTS Project Award Winner in Every State

FCCLA has partnered with Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Governors Highway Safety Association to award the top FACTS project in each state a $500 cash prize. Simply conduct a FACTS project during the school year and submit a program award application by March 1, 2019, for your chance to win. All state winners will also be considered for a national award!

Strengthen Families One Meal at a Time

With all the responsibilities of each day, it can be hard to find time to spend with loved ones. Help FCCLA make family meal time a priority by leading an FCCLA@TheTable campaign in your community. Educate your peers on the benefits of eating together as a family and share fun, easy recipes to get them started. Even simple meals have the power to change lives.

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Get Involved Japanese Exchange

What does life look like through someone else’s eyes? Find out for yourself with FCCLA’s Japanese Exchange program. Every summer, Kikkoman Corporation provides 14 scholarships to FCCLA members worth more than $11,000 each. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to change your perspective and to spend the summer in Japan living with a Japanese host family. It will be an experience you’ll never forget! Apply by December 1, 2018.

Share the Wealth of Financial Fitness

FCCLA’s Financial Fitness program helps you earn, spend, save, and protect your money wisely. Are you ready to share that wealth of knowledge? Find a platform like your school’s daily announcements, bulletin boards, or social media pages to share tips with your peers on smart ways to spend less money. Teens tend to spend a lot of money despite limited incomes because they don’t know about cheap alternatives. Now you can help!

Discover the Power of Accomplishing Your Personal Goals

When we work to become better individuals, we become better team members and leaders in the process. Power of One is all about finding and using your personal power to better your life and the lives of those around you.

Raise Awareness, STOP the Violence

No one knows what your peers are going through better than you. Get together with your chapter and choose to tackle an issue that you see brewing in your community. Find a cause, lead a campaign to raise awareness, and start a conversation about what your school can do to STOP the Violence.

A Healthier Student Body Starts with You

A healthy mind and a healthy body are critical to a happy life. The best way to stay healthy is to develop positive habits early. Connect with a local elementary school or daycare to teach a fun lesson to children about how to stay healthy. Focus on washing hands, brushing teeth, the basics of nutrition, and more. Your chapter’s creativity will be key to coming up with games and activities that capture attention and inspire healthy choices!

2018 Program Award Winners Career Connection

Families First

Community Service

STOP the Violence


Financial Fitness

Student Body

FACTS Roadway Safety Achievement (RSA) Winner: Grainger High School

High School Winner: Caney High School Middle School Winner: Warner Robins Middle School Runner Up: Wabaunsee High School

High School Winner: Ogden High School Middle School Winner: Perry Middle School Runner Up: Kellyville High School

High School Winner: Page County High School Middle School Winner: Montgomery County Middle School Runner Up: Powhatan High School

High School Winner: Houston County High School Middle School Winner: Montgomery County Middle School Runner Up: Louisa County Middle School

High School Winner: Kittitas Jr./Sr. High School Middle School Winner: Mt. Vernon Junior High School Runner Up: James Wood High School

High School Winner: Page County High School Middle School Winner: Southeast Middle School Runner Up: Gooding High School

High School Winner: McCracken County High School Middle School Winner: Carl Sandburg Middle School Runner Up: Montgomery County Middle School

Power of One

Recipients can be viewed at: fcclainc.org/programs/power-of-one.php

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Competitive Events Overview Showcase your knowledge, your skills, and your belief in yourself (and your community) through one of FCCLA’s Competitive Events. FCCLA has over 50 Competitive Events that allow you to get inspired and showcase your Family and Consumer Sciences knowledge, career preparation, and leadership skills! Events take place in a variety of situations – online, National Cluster Meetings, district and state meetings, and, of course, the National Leadership Conference!

FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl A three-level, team competition that challenges students’ knowledge of all aspects of Family and Consumer Sciences and FCCLA. Content areas for competition include: 1. Personal Finance 2. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities 3. Technology 4. Health & Safety 5. Environment 6. FCCLA Knowledge

Skill Demonstration Events These events provide opportunities for members to demonstrate college- and career-ready skills and take place at National Cluster Meetings. Events for fall 2018 include: Culinary Food Art Culinary Knife Skills Impromptu Speaking Interior Design Sketch Interviewing Skills Toys that Teach #Teach FCS

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Online Challenge Testing (Consumer and Culinary Math; Early Childhood; Fashion Construction and Design; FCCLA Knowledge; Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation; Interior Design; Nutrition; and Science in FCS)

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STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events These events recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. The events are: Advocacy Applied Math for Culinary Management Career Investigation Chapter in Review (Display and Portfolio) Chapter Service Project (Display and Portfolio) Culinary Arts Digital Stories for Change Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Environmental Ambassador Fashion Construction Fashion Design FCCLA Chapter Website Focus on Children Food Innovations

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Illustrated Talk Interpersonal Communications Job Interview Leadership Interior Design Life Event Planning National Programs in Action Nutrition and Wellness Parliamentary Procedure Promote and Publicize FCCLA! Recycle and Redesign Say Yes to FCS Education Sports Nutrition Teach and Train

Information on all Competitive Events opportunities is available through your FCCLA chapter adviser and online at: www.fcclainc.org/competitiveevents

Visit with your chapter adviser to determine which event will show the world how you Believe in Yourself! FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge – Personal Finance This online competition is a free event that encourages members to test their skills in personal finance. Two online competition rounds (fall and winter) determine the top teams to compete for the national championship.

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Help Your Peers Get to Prom Safely! Attention all members:

FCCLA brings you the fourth annual Safe Rides — Save Lives PSA contest! The contest is once again sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) and provides the opportunity for FCCLA members to get involved in a campaign to save lives through traffic safety awareness. The theme for the 2018-2019 PSA contest is centered on driving safely on prom night. Help us get the word out about the unique dangers of driving on prom night and encourage your peers to make safe choices on the road next Prom season. Check out the short film “Stay in the Picture” at: nrsf.org/teenlane/programs/distracted-driving Want to get involved for your chance to be one of this year’s top three winners? • Work as a chapter or individual to create a 25 second video PSA. Go to www.teenlane.org and use resources from the National Road Safety Foundation to craft your video’s message. • Create a captivating message to persuade your peers to make safe choices on the road during prom season. • Upload your PSA entry to YouTube and submit the link to National FCCLA through the online submission form. Have fun & don’t forget to review all official contest rules! To find the official rules, submission form, and additional details, visit: www.fcclainc.org/saferides Video submissions are due on or before Friday, January 25, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Cash prizes will be awarded directly to the individual or group: 1st Place: $3,500 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $500

#BeTheFirst Tobacco-Free Generation

Opportunities & Awards

Take action to #BeTheFirst tobacco-free generation with FCCLA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids! This fall, FCCLA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) are encouraging chapters across the nation to get involved in life-saving advocacy as we work together to Take Down Tobacco and #BeTheFirst tobacco-free generation! The trainings and resources offered by CTFK help you understand the dangers of tobacco use and other products such as e-cigarettes and JUUL, and how your voice can help create the first tobacco-free generation. Why get involved? In the US, tobacco use kills more than 480,000 people every year – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. As part of FCCLA’s Student Body national program, we are partnering with CTFK to help reduce tobacco’s deadly toll. CTFK advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, to help smokers quit, and to protect everyone from secondhand smoke. YOU can play an important role in the fight against tobacco and its harmful effects. Ready to take action? Begin by completing Taking Down Tobacco 101 to get all the facts you need to advocate against the dangers of tobacco. Next, use the Become a Trainer courses to learn how to lead your own Taking Down Tobacco 101 training in your school or community. If you are one of the first 100 chapters to report details about your training through the online post-training survey, your chapter will win $100! You don’t want to stop there! FCCLA chapters that host a training for at least 75 youth can enter to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes. Contest dates: August 6, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Don’t miss your chance to take action to #BeTheFirst Tobacco-Free Generation. For more information, visit http://fcclainc.org/programs/taking-down-tobacco.php.

#BeTheFirst Tobacco-Free Generation

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Opportunities & Awards

Why do you love FCCLA? Wouldn’t you like to share that positive experience with your friends? Go For the Red empowers students to recruit, retain, and recognize members. You can make a difference and increase the impact of your chapter in your community. Go For the Red is an FCCLA membership campaign that provides incentives for members and chapters working to increase membership. Awards are presented to individuals and chapters showcasing excellent recruitment skills. Individual Award Winners: Individual members have the opportunity to be awarded for recruiting three or more new members to FCCLA. If the applicant meets all qualifications and deadlines, he/she will receive a special Go For the Red t-shirt for his/her recruiting efforts.

Recruit 3 or more members to FCCLA Chapter Award Winners: Chapters will be awarded Bronze, Silver, or Gold status for increasing membership by 10, 15, or 20 members, as compared to last year. If the applicant meets all qualifications and deadlines, the chapter will receive an FCCLA banner to showcase their achievement.

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To apply, visit: fcclainc.org/membership and click on the “Membership Campaign” tab.

IMPACT Fund Overview

Opportunities & Awards

By Julia Peake, National Vice President of Finance Do YOU want to do something that will make an impact on members across our nation? Last year, FCCLA’s IMPACT Fund was able to touch the lives of thousands of members from South Dakota to Puerto Rico. After multiple natural disasters hit across America, many chapters were in need of our help rebuilding and serving their communities. Some students lost their homes and many of their belongings, and some schools lost funding for their Family and Consumer Sciences programs. Because of the generous donations received, the National Executive Council was able donate over $25,000 to chapters in need. This included 43 chapters in Texas, Florida, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, Indiana, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Because of the support of many, students were able to pay their dues, attend state and national conferences, purchase professional attire, compete in STAR Events, and provide help for their communities. You can be a part of that impact this year! The IMPACT Fund exists to move FCCLA forward by providing opportunities for our members to take action in their communities in order to leave a legacy that exemplifies our mission and purposes. Donations made to the IMPACT Fund will be used to directly support members as they learn, grow, and achieve through their participation in FCCLA. To donate, visit: fcclainc.org/funding.php.

Proud to be the safe driving sponsor of FCCLA Ford Driving Skills for Life is a FREE program developed in 2003 to address the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States — vehicles crashes. Teens will drive vehicles on a closed course under the supervision of professional instructors, improving their skills in these key areas: • Hazard Recognition • Vehicle Handling • Space Management • Speed Management • Reaction Time • Braking and Stopping Distances • Avoiding the Dangers of Distracted and Impaired Driving Upcoming Event Dates:


Boston, MA September 15-16

Nashville, TN October 6-7

Sacramento, CA October 20-21

Phoenix, AZ November 8-12

Registration is limited. Teens with a driving permit or license are eligible. For more information and to register, please visit www.drivingskillsforlife.com.

Opportunities & Awards

State-Level Recognition for Student Traffic Safety Projects During the 2018-2019 school year, chapters have the opportunity to win a $500 FACTS award in every state! Thanks to FCCLA’s partnership with Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), this partnership provides opportunities for FCCLA members to connect directly with GHSA representatives in their state through participation in FCCLA’s Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) national program. This exciting peer education program engages youth on personal, vehicle, and road safety. Did you know that traffic crashes are the number one cause of teenage deaths each year in the United States? It’s critical that we give young drivers the skills they need to stay safe on the road, and FCCLA’s FACTS program offers a unique opportunity to do just that. By participating in a FACTS project, your chapter has the opportunity to educate your peers about the realities of traffic safety and what can be done to prevent traffic crashes. Through FCCLA’s FACTS program, teens use peer education to take the driver seat on change!

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state-level Fam ilies Acting for Community Traffi opportunities are available for c Safety (FAC TS) your chapter! Ford Driving Skil FCCLA is excited program award ls for Life and to par tner with Governors Hig the top FAC TS hway Safety Ass project in eac h state a $500 ociation to awa cash award! rd

HOW IT WORKS 3/1 DEADLINE FCCLA chapters submit FACTS program award applications onli ne by March 1.

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$500 CA$H Each state’s winn er will receive a $500 cash award and be considered for the national award

How to Apply:

Start this fall by working with your chapter on a FACTS project. Then submit your FACTS program award application by March 1, 2019. Details on FACTS, as well as award application information, are available at: http://fcclainc.org/programs/factsfamilies-acting-forcommunity-traffic-safety.php *Cash awards available for the first 26 states with applicants

Submit your FACTS program award application by March 1, 2019.

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The national FAC TS program award winners will rece ive cash awards and special recognit ion at National Lead ership Conference, onli ne, and in Teen Time s magazine.

Use the resources found in FCCL www.drivingsk A’s FACTS prog illsforlife.com/ ram academy. For more information guide and Ford DSFL’s onlin e prog about the state -level awards and ram, The Academy, at FACTS, visit www .fcclainc.org/FA CTS.

Award Information

FCCLA has historically awarded only three FACTS program winners nationally, but this year GHSA representatives from every state are getting involved in choosing one outstanding local chapter from their state to win $500*. This expanded opportunity will connect students to resources and personnel who can help with future traffic safety projects. One such resource is The Academy, a free online collection of interactive videos, tips, and quizzes from Ford DSFL that students can use to develop their FACTS projects. Additional resources are available to students by connecting with a state GHSA representative or an individual who works within the state department of transportation office, public safety department, or other state agency.


Poster available for download in the FCCLA adviser portal.

2018-2019 Adviser Awards and Opportunities

Opportunities & Awards

NEW! FCCLA has a brand-new adviser award, and you could be the first recipient at the 2019 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA! The Educated Adviser Award focuses on recognizing a current FCCLA chapter adviser who goes above and beyond in his/her professional development activities and participation throughout the year. If that describes you, go to fcclainc.org/advisers/adult-awards.php for more information on award criteria, application deadlines, and official rules! Other adviser awards include the National Master Adviser, Adviser Mentor, and Spirit of Advising awards. 2019-2020 Adviser Academy New to advising FCCLA? Consider the Adviser Academy, a full-year training opportunity that starts at the 2019 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA. More information can be found in the adviser’s section of the national website. FCCLA Adviser Facebook Group Join the conversation! FCCLA advisers from across the nation are sharing their knowledge and networking on the official advisers Facebook group: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Advisers. Even if you are not on Facebook, we invite all advisers to take advantage of the resources shared on the FCCLA portal!

Celebrate FCCLA and FCS “Dine In” on December 3. Since 2014, more than 400,000 people have committed to “Dining In” on Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Day! Through the FCS Day initiative, AAFCS provides information, tools, and research on the benefits of families preparing and eating healthy meals together. Say Yes to FCS : Join us on the Wednesday of FCCLA Week 2019 as we celebrate National FCS Educator Day, a day designed to encourage others to become FCS educators and to recognize and celebrate the important role that Family and Consumer Sciences educators play in our schools and communities. Be sure to use #SayYestoFCS in your social media throughout the school year!

Save the Date: 2019 Chapter Adviser Summit Join us in Anaheim, CA, February 1-3 for this great opportunity to gain valuable professional development. Here are just a few reasons why you should attend: FCCLA specific professional development, best practices exchange (gain valuable resources to take back to your classroom and chapter), low cost, high value, preview the location of the 2019 National Leadership Conference before you bring students, and networking with other FCCLA advisers and FCS professionals!

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Join a State Action Team and start to fill the FCS educator pipeline.

In addition to the meetings you plan in your regions or states, National Action Team meetings will occur at these FCS and FCCLA Events:

The National Partnership to recruit, prepare, and support Family and Consumer Sciences Educators invites you to sign up for your State’s Action Team!





CAPITOL LEADERSHIP Washington, D.C. October 8-10, 2018 NATIONAL CLUSTER MEETING Louisville, KY November 9-11, 2018 NATIONAL CLUSTER MEETING Phoenix, AZ November 16-18, 2018 ACTE CAREER TECH VISION San Antonio, TX November 28, 2018 FCCLA CHAPTER ADVISER SUMMIT Anaheim, CA February 1-3, 2019

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Does your FCCLA Chapter want to win


It’s very simple. If your students participate in the next FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge, the winning team walks away $1,000 richer. Participation is easy and FREE. Here’s How: Register your chapter to compete in the next FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge. Students compete using the Virtual Business Personal Finance online simulation. The team with the highest net worth at the end of the competition round wins.

“The competitive events that FCCLA offers for members are great and I believe an integral part of building and maintaining a successful FCCLA Chapter. The Virtual Business Challenge has been a great experience for my students.” –Heather Gottsch

FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge It’s time for your students to compete for a chance to win $1,000, register today for the FCCLA Virtual Business Challlenge. Easy to Register and Compete: Two rounds of competition – Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 Register a team from your chapter now: https://knowledgematters.com/highschool/competitions/fccla/

Even if you don’t use Virtual Business simulations in the classroom, and even if your school doesn’t have a Virtual Business license, students can compete for free in the FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge. Students can compete in the Virtual Business Challenge from any computer or browser - at school or at home.




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