FCCLA chapter makes its markPublished 5:30pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Members of the Wetumpka High School chapter of the Alabama Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) joined the more than 200,000 members celebrating National FCCLA Week Feb. 10-16. This year’s theme was “Make Your Mark.”
During National FCCLA Week, members planned and carried out activities to address teen and societal concerns and show how Family and Consumer Sciences education can help them achieve the ultimate leadership experience.
The WHS FCCLA participated in several community service projects this year, including raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness, Salvation Army Stuff A Stocking for local children, Samaritan Purse Shoebox Project, Souper Bowl of Caring canned food drive to benefit the Elmore County Food Pantry, a blood drive, a cleanup project at Wetumpka High School and participating in the Teens for Jeans program.
This past week, chapter officers hosted an appreciation reception at Wetumpka High School to recognize faculty and staff.
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. FCCLA has more than 200,000 members and more than 6,500 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than 10 million youth since its founding in 1945.
FCCLA 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.