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Programs

Career Connection

Career Connection logo This program recognizes individuals and chapters that conduct career development projects to help young people link skills for success in careers, families and communities.  Through individual, cooperative and competitive activities, members discover their strengths, target career goals, and initiate a plan for achieving the lifestyle they desire.  This program offers activities in six unit areas:

  1. Plug In to Careers
  2. Sign On to the Career Connection
  3. Program Career Steps
  4. Link Up to Jobs
  5. Access Skills for Career Success
  6. Integrate Work and Family Life

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively. One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given. All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.


Leadership Service in Action Award

Leadership Service in Action Award Logo Each community needs concerned citizens to address the problems it faces.  Working with other chapter members makes a difference by demonstrating a caring attitude and willingness to improve the community.  By identifying a need and developing an innovative community service project, your chapter could win a cash award.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference. The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.

All applications must be completed online by March 1.


FCCLA Facts

FCCLA Facts Logo (Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety)

This peer education program encourages young people to save lives through sober driving, seat belt use, and safe driving habits.  Its goals are to:

  • Discourage youth and adults from driving when under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Increase the use of passenger restraints (seat belts, child safety seats, and booster seats.)
  • Promote safe driving attitudes and habits among young people.

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.

Missouri FCCLA is proud to be a partner on the www.saveMOlives.com website with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Chapters can use this website to help them with resources for their FACTS projects, and also "show of their school" by submitting the chapter's project. In addition, chapters can access the NOYS (National Organizations for Youth Safety) at www.noys.org for additional traffic safety resources.


Families First

Families First logo When families are strong and healthy, society as a whole is improved.  Through the Families First peer education program, FCCLA members benefit society by helping families learn to nurture socially, emotionally, mentally and physically strong, healthy individuals.

The main objectives of Families First are simple — to help young people become strong family members and leaders for today and tomorrow; and to strengthen the family as the basic unit of society. The five units of Families First are:

  1. Families Today
  2. You-Me-Us
  3. Meet the Challenge
  4. Balancing Family and Career
  5. Parent Practice

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.


Financial Fitness

Financial Fitness logo Financial Fitness is a peer education program that involves youth teaching other young people how to make, save, and spend money wisely.  Its goals are to sharpen young people's skills in money management, consumerism, and financial planning; and provide youth an opportunity to teach others and develop financial literacy, communications and leadership skills.

Units in Financial Fitness are:

  1. Banking Basics
  2. Cash Control
  3. Making Money
  4. Consumer Clout
  5. Financing Your Future

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.


Japanese Exchange Program

Japanese Exchange Program logo Be one of 14 FCCLA members to experience a Japanese tea ceremony, traditional Japanese foods, or a climb up Mount Fuji with a Japanese brother or sister!  FCCLA provides scholarship opportunities for 4 to 6 week summer programs funded by the Kikkoman Corporation. This program will award 14 FCCLA members full scholarships worth over $7,000 each. These scholarships are available only to FCCLA members in their sophomore or junior year of high school. For more information please contact FCCLA National Headquarters at (703) 476-4900, call 1-800-TEENAGE, or go to www.yfu-usa.org to request an application.


Legislative Shadowing Project

Legislative Shadowing Project logo Missouri FCCLA members in their junior or senior years of high school who have an interest in public policy, laws and its relation to families, careers and communities are encouraged to apply for a day of job shadowing in the Missouri General Assembly.  Up to 50 FCCLA members may be chosen for this program.  Application deadline is January 10. This program is funded through Missouri FCCLA membership dues and contributions from the Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences (MoEFACS).  The banquet is sponsored by The Missouri Bar.


Power of One

Power of One logo Power of One is a program for FCCLA members who want to work on their own to achieve personal goals.  Power of One helps individuals to identify those areas of greatest importance, and then turn goals into a realistic plan of action that can be completed in a short time.  Members may complete Level 1 or Level 2 projects, and may obtain ribbons or pins for local recognition.  When a member completes all five units of Power of One, they may apply for recognition at the state and national levels.  Power of One has five fun, activity-filled units:

  1. A Better You
  2. Family Ties
  3. Working on Working
  4. Take the Lead
  5. Speak Out for FCCLA

To qualify for state and national recognition, all five-unit completers must apply for recognition to the state office by March 1.  Recipients will be recognized on stage at the state leadership conference.


Step One

Step 1 logo This program is a fun way to educate your members about FCCLA.  Members may need to have access to the Chapter Handbook, national program handbooks, the information sheet, or even the FCCLA homepage to complete the Step 1 expedition.

To recognize students who have completed Step 1, chapter advisors should send their names to the Chapter Relations Coordinator at national headquarters.  They will receive a letter of congratulations.  Advisors are encouraged to purchase Step One pins for members.  The pins are available through the API Catalog.


STOP the Violence - Students Taking On

STOP the Violence logo STOP the Violence is a peer-to-peer outreach initiative that empowers young people to recognize, report, and introduce the potential for youth violence.  Its goals are: 

  1. Empower students with attitudes, skills and resources to make their school safer;
  2. Engage young people in efforts to prevent youth violence;
  3. Use peer education to increase youth awareness of and involvement in strategies that reduce youth violence;
  4. Reduce the potential for violence in schools with trained FCCLA chapters

Chapters can apply for state and national recognition, as well as mini-grants.  Specific information on the grant and award program are available on the National FCCLA web site.  The top high school chapter will receive a $1000 award and one $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.


Student Body

Student Body logo Student Body is a peer education program that helps young people learn to eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices.  Its goals are to: 

  1. Help young people make informed, responsible decisions about their health;
  2. Provide youth opportunities to teach others and develop healthy lifestyles, as well as communication and leadership skills.

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.